More Updated Details on Robert Rodriguez's Nerveracker
by Alex Billington
February 19, 2009
It was only yesterday that the news first hit about Robert Rodriguez's Nerveracker, the futuristic thriller that he's set to direct next. The updated details come from an official press release sent out by The Weinstein Company, which means we don't have to sift through regurgitated news. First things first, the project is actually titled just Nerveracker, without the plural "s" as originally listed. "This is one of those projects that we dreamed about making for years, and now the timing is right to finally do it," Rodriguez says. "Bob [Weinstein] has always been encouraging and shown genuine excitement for my ideas…"
"[And] that gets me pumped to make them realities." Nerveracker is set in the year 2085 and centers on the character Joe Tezca, part of an elite unit who is sent in to stop a crime wave amongst a perfect futuristic society. In the process, he discovers that "Nerverackers" are on a rampage for control of the city. Tezca consequently sets forth on a mission to reveal the cover up by the ruling class and stop the "Nerverackers" before time runs out. So what are the "Nerverackers" exactly? I guess we'll have to wait to find out, or unless Rodriguez puts out some photos sometime soon. Nerveracker is still set for release on April 16th, 2010.
I like the sound of this just a bit more now that we know some actual story details. And I'm not sure why everyone is saying bad things about Robert Rodriguez, but I still really like the guy and expect some brilliant sci-fi mayhem with Nerveracker. Stay tuned for more info, including casting, in the next few months!
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
This would be a great concept if it hadn't already been made in 1993 and called Demolition Man.
Pepe171 on Feb 19, 2009
Demolition Man: "Frozen in 1996, Phoenix, a convicted killer is "thawed" out for parole well into the 21st century. Revived into a crime free society, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. Spartan, the cop who captured Phoenix in 1996 has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he didn't commit. In desperation they turn to Spartan to help recapture Phoenix." that would have be a great post if Pep171 knew what he was taking about.
calvaire on Feb 19, 2009
Pepe171 is an idiot, and demolition man sucked. A demolition man reboot would be better than demolition man. Even if this was like that it'd be better, but knowing Robert's work fairly well, this will probably be pretty sweet. I really like Rodriguez and his style, so hopefully this pans out to be cool.
shaun on Feb 19, 2009
Did you even read what you copied and pasted. Other then the names and the year, it is the exact same concept. -future perfect society check -rebel group trying to take over check -goverment cover up check $10 says that the elite group of soldiers teams up with the Nerverackers half way through the film when they find out they are not the bad guys.
Pepe171 on Feb 19, 2009
-future perfect society check -rebel group trying to take over check -goverment cover up check Pepe171 the rebel group in Demolition Man was not trying to take over. They just didn't want to live under a Fascist government. There was no indication that they wanted to be in charge. They just wanted to be free. I still think it sounds a bit like Logan's Run more than Demolition Man. This story is pretty standard in future sci-fi stories so it's not new but if they put fresh twist on it then it should be fun. I have a feeling that the Nerverackers either can cause great pain on your nerves or can somehow mess with your mind. Lastly, anyone else notice that half the websites that are reporting on this call it Nervewrackers with w and half of them don't? I thought maybe this was a book and Googled it and that's what I found, two spellings, no book though. At least not under the same name.
Moviegimp on Feb 19, 2009
This will be horrible. Rodriguez is shlocky fun (at best) and I don't see him pulling off sci-fi
Cinemassiv on Feb 19, 2009
On paper, Rodriguez is impressive: Writer/Director, editor, musician, special effects guy, etc, but I for one just don't think he is all that great a film-maker. Sin City was cool, but it was the novelty that pushed it over the top. He tends to find a "concept" that is off-kilter, and gets way more credit for his quirkiness than his actual abilities.
kitano0 on Feb 19, 2009
Someone always ends up asking this, in a Rodriguez thread; so I'll cut to the chase. Is "Machete" off his radar? If the financing is being held up because they feel that "Grindhouse" under-performed; then they should just take the "Grindhouse" name off the title. That trailer got such a great reaction; it seems a shame to let the opportunity slip away.
Dave Lister, J.M.C. on Feb 19, 2009
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