Herzog In Talks For “Queen of the Desert”

Werner Herzog (“Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans,” “Rescue Dawn”) is in serious discussions to helm the Naomi Watts-led period biopic “Queen of the Desert” reports Vulture.

The story would follow Gertrude Bell, the real-life British woman who was a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attache for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Though only a commoner, Bell ultimately helped found the modern states of Iraq and Jordan and installing their first rulers, King Abdullah and King Faisal.

Herzog was first linked to the desert epic back in August last year and he confirms he has no plans to shoot in 3D. No schedule is yet locked for the feature.