Posted in movies | music | tour dates on August 29, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Werner Herzog dealing with massive egos on 'Cobra Verde' set
Fitzcarraldo

Brilliant German filmaker Werner Herzog likes extremes, having spent most of his cinematic career exploring man's role with nature. He has cooked and eaten his shoe, dragged a massive boat over a Peruvian mountain, and repeatedly worked with nutjob Klaus Kinski (not our Klaus, who is a peach). He'll face what could be his most difficult directing challenge yet when he gets behind the cameras for the webcast of The Killers' upcoming show at The Paradise Theatre in the Bronx on September 18. Tickets are currently on pre-sale for that one with the general on-sale starting Friday (8/31) at noon.

Inexplicable on its own, this is part of the American Express Unstaged series where bands are paired with iconoclastic filmmakers. Previous match-ups in the series include David Lynch / Duran Duran; Hamish Hamilton / Usher; and Gary Oldman / Jack White. Stream for the show, which happens the same night (9/18) as the release of The Killers new album Battle Born, will happen here.

Werner Herzog's next film is Queen of the Desert, a biopic about British writer/explorer Gertrude Bell starring Naomi Watts in the title role.

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Comments (15)

WEIRD

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 3:52 PM

Herzog = badass mofo

On a side note, how come BV's very own Klaus Kinski didn't come up with this one?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 3:56 PM

Why didn't I write this article about Herzog? Because Herzog is a miserable, hateful, malevolent, avaricious, money-hungry, nasty, sadistic, treacherous, cowardly creep...he should be thrown alive to the crocodiles! An anaconda should strangle him slowly! A poisonous spider should sting him and paralyze his lungs! The most venomous serpent should bite him and make his brain explode! No panther claws should rip open his throat--that would be much too good for him! Huge red ants should piss into his lying eyes and gobble up his balls and his guts! He should catch the plague! Syphilis! Yellow fever! Leprosy! It's no use; the more I wish him the most gruesome deaths, the more he haunts me.

That's why.

Posted by BV's Own Klaus Kinski | August 29, 2012 4:02 PM

^ I like how you copied and pasted that quote there. Nice job.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 4:07 PM

^ Are you high? You think I am going to commit that shit to memory? Hell no. ctrl-C, ctrl-v all the way, son.

Posted by BV's Own Klaus Kinski | August 29, 2012 4:21 PM

^ That's what I just said!

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 4:28 PM

^ I thought you were sarcastically calling me out for cutting and pasting a quote. Still buds?

Posted by BV's Own Klaus Kinski | August 29, 2012 4:34 PM

only in dumb america the great KK could be called a nutjob.

Posted by me | August 29, 2012 4:44 PM

The only good that could possibly come of this is Herzog brutally murdering the Killers on film.

Please, please Herzog: murder the Killers on film. You could play it in 3D at the IFC Center for years and years and make a fortune.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 4:58 PM

This is actually cool as shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 5:04 PM

4:02-idiot

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 1:06 PM

How many more shows do you think will be added? At least one for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 1:12 PM

1:06 - pls explain

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 1:24 PM

4:34 from yesterday: I'm late, but yeah, still buds.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2012 4:12 PM

werner herzog rules.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 12:39 PM

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