Robert Rodriguez tackles sci-fi in Nervewrackers

Robert Rodriguez (left) with his Sin City co-director Frank Miller

Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) is set to direct the sci-fi thriller Nervewrackers for Dimension, which he will also write and which already has a release date of April 16, 2010, Variety reported.

Set in 2085, the story centers on a character named Joe Tezca who is part of an elite unit dispatched to quell a crime wave in a theoretically perfect future society.

Most of Rodriguez's filmography has borne the Dimension label, including Sin City, the Planet Terror half of Grindhouse and the Spy Kids franchise.

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