I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Don’t listen to Robert Rodriguez. The brilliant Austinite director is notorious for his ability to shoot movies quickly, but he’s even better and promising to shoot them. Or maybe he’s just so fast that he shoots them before they can actually exist, and so they’re lost in some sort of space time void. For instance at last year’s Comic Con he promised he was making a Red Sonja movie, handed out kickass t-shirts for it and everything. Now you’ll never hear that movie mentioned again. And at this year’s SXSW he promised he was making an awesome sounding science fiction movie called Nerverackers. Well, at least he didn’t hand out t-shirts. Expect never to hear that name again either.

Bloody-Disgusting reports that the film’s distributor, Dimension Films, has dropped it from their release calendar. If it’s still happening, it’s definitely not happening any time soon. Rodriguez is currently shooting Machete in Austin and after that he’s supposed to produce a Predator reboot and then after that there’s another half-dozen or so films he’s promised which he’ll almost certainly never get to.

It’s sort of a shame. Much as I love the Predator franchise I’d prefer to see Rodriguez doing something original like Nerverackers than joining in the Hollywood humpfest of endless sequels and reboots. I’m not saying his take on Predator won’t be good, hell I think it’s going to be awesome, but with so few directors bothering with original material anymore, well it’s a shame to see Robert fall into the endless remake recycling bin when he had original ideas he could have done instead.

Nerverackers is (or was about to be) a futuristic thriller set in the year 2085, where a man named Joe Tezca lives in a supposedly perfect society and has to quell crimes to manage to happen there.

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