Machete Can't Cut Down Robert Rodriguez's Tribute To Blade RunnerS

Robert Rodgriguez was all set to direct his science fiction thriller, Nerverackers, this year, but the movie's unnamed star wasn't available. So he's directing Machete instead, but he still plans to make the future-crime epic.

Rodriguez calls Nerverackers his "'Blade Runner,' set in Mexico in 2085," in an interview with Empire Magazine. he also says:

But I hate to pit all my energy into a project and then find out an actor's not available and have to start over. 'Nervewrackers' was all ready to go, down to the costumes - I'm actually wearing the hero's jacket right now - but the [actor] I had in mind got booked so we're waiting for him. And in the meantime, I've got ideas on how to improve it. We try to hit every project a little bit every day.

Here's the synopsis we had before for Nerverackers:

Nerverackers 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.

Here's hoping this mystery actor becomes available and we get to see Rodriguez's Blade Runner eventually. [via The Playlist]