NERVE directors talk about the dare that was too risky for the final cut!
Emma Roberts and Dave Franco will get all-out in a world of crazy dares when Nerve hits theaters later this summer, but there are some dares that are too much even for them.
In a new interview with MTV, Nerve directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost (best known for Catfish and some of the Paranormal Activity movies) talked about the one dare in the original script that was cut to keep the film at a PG-13 rating and avoid it becoming a “gross torture movie.”
Here’s the scoop:
Joost: There was a sex dare, which I think if you’ve spent time on the internet, particularly the darker regions of the internet, then things tend to head in that direction.
Joost: So it seemed to us that the game would probably push in that direction given enough time, but it was ultimately just too dark and weird.
Schulman: It may have pushed it to an R rating.
Joost: It was just too weird for a PG-13 movie.
The directors also talked about the difficulties of telling a story through social media, crafting Nerve players that love attention but aren’t caricatures, finding the perfect soundtrack tunes, and more.
Nerve hits theaters on July 27, 2016.