Los Angeles-headquartered indie Gunpowder & Sky has partnered with legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and his son, Rudolph Herzog, to produce the pair’s forthcoming documentary Last Exit: Space.
With Earth’s resources dwindling, the film will undertake a “spectacular” voyage across our planet in an attempt to explore mankind’s push to colonize space while also seeking to answer whether one of the 100 billion planets in the Milky Way could serve as our future home.
“The film will raise the question if we should really project our hopes into our galaxy, believing that there might be a place out there that might shelter us humans once the resources of the earth have been exhausted,” said Rudolph Herzog in a statement.
Last Exit: Space will be directed by Rudolph Herzog, with Werner Herzog narrating and executive producing the film. Production on the film will begin this fall.
Academy Award-nominated prodco Spring Films (The Act of Killing) and German indie Taglicht Media (Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies) have signed on to coproduce the feature film alongside Gunpowder & Sky.
ICM Partners negotiated the deal on behalf of Spring Films, which has produced a number of docs with the Herzogs, having most recently sold Werner Herzog’s Fireball to Apple TV+.
“When you get the chance to work with masterful creators like Werner and Rudolph, you take it and thank your lucky stars,” added Jake Hanly, VP of acquisitions at Gunpowder & Sky.”Exploring uncharted territory and shedding light on the new and unknown is part of Gunpowder & Sky’s genetic makeup. And, with the Herzogs at the helm, we can hardly wait to invite space enthusiasts and dreamers alike to join us to the farthest reaches of the universe.”