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!