Robert Rodriguez Directing Futuristic Nerverackers Next
by Alex Billington
February 18, 2009
Sorry guys, no Sin City 2 just yet. Variety has confirmed that the next project from Robert Rodriguez will be a futuristic thriller called Nerverackers. Set in 2085, the story centers on a character named Joe Tezca who is part of an elite unit dispatched to put an end to a crime wave in a theoretically perfect future society. I'm sure there's a lot more to it than just that, but let me be the first to say that I'm very excited to see Rodriguez take on this project, because I'm tired of hearing about his newest kids flick Shorts. Rodriguez will both written and direct Nerverackers for Dimension, the same studio he's been with for ages.
Not much else is known about Nerverackers besides what we've mentioned, but it should be exciting to see it come together. This does confirm that at least until 2010, Rodriguez won't be directing Sin City 2, a Machete spin-off, a Predator reboot, or anything else that has been floating around in the rumor mill. The worst part of this is that he's still working with the Weinsteins. Rodriguez really needs to find a new distributor, because they're going to keep mishandling his films until he finds someone else. Hopefully that doesn't happen with this. The Weinstein Company has already set an April 16th, 2010 release date.