Trailer for 'Nerve' - The Mobile Phone Thriller from 'Catfish' Directors
by Alex Billington
May 11, 2016
"Are you a 'player' or a 'watcher'?" Lionsgate has debuted the first official trailer for a crazy new technology thriller called Nerve, which is about an "online game" that two people get sucked into and it turns out it's more real than they thought. This is another one of those cheesy setups where you wonder if the people who wrote this have ever actually used the internet, because of course it turns into a thriller where you don't know how much the people after you know about you. Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star as the two people who end up trapped by this game. Hmm, I wonder if Franco has anything to do with what's going on? I was expecting something better from the two guys behind Catfish, because this looks painfully mediocre.
Here's the first trailer for Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman's Nerve, direct from Lionsgate's YouTube:
A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers." Nerve is directed by American filmmaker team Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, who broke into the industry with their documentary Catfish at Sundance in 2010; they followed that up with a "Catfish" TV show for MTV, and directed both Paranormal Activity 3 & 4. The screenplay is written by Jessica Sharzer, adapted from a novel of the same name written by Jeanne Ryan. How did this come from a book? Lionsgate will release Joost & Schulman's Nerve in theaters everywhere starting July 27th this summer. Interested in this movie? Would you play?
Interesting. But the trailer appears to show way too much...
Nash on May 11, 2016
Very cool concept and trailer if you ask me, I'm intrigued. For what it is and the target audience it looks different.
Ricardo_PT on May 11, 2016
tarek on May 11, 2016
I really hope this gets much darker...
DAVIDPD on May 12, 2016
Yeah, every reality show should turn into (and is) a thriller. I hope it won't be the cheap one. And I just want to know how brave this concept will get.
shiboleth on May 12, 2016
Looks like an awesome movie! And there's even a site for watchers and players http://youdare.to :))
Ziga Makuc on May 14, 2016
It was probably pitched as "Fincher's The Game for the snapchat generation."
Terry Craig on May 15, 2016
kinda like an earlier version of gamer.
shawn anderson on May 18, 2016
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