‘Nerve’ to be tackled by ‘Catfish’ directors
Briefly: Lionsgate seems to be letting their strategy show: they are in the young adult literary adaptation business. They started with The Hunger Games trilogy and next month will release Divergent. Now they have hired the directors of the controversial Sundance sensation, Catfish, to helm the film adaptation of Jeanne Ryan’s novel Nerve. The directors, Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, later went on to the 3rd and 4th installments the of Paranormal Activity franchise. Here’s the synopsis of the novel:
When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating–Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they’re directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?