Brad Anderson Replaces Joel Schumacher as Director of The Hive
01.04.12 by BrentJS
Director Brad Anderson is looking to rebound from the debacle that was his last movie, Vanishing on 7th Street — which only made a measly $22,729 at the domestic box office — by taking the helm of Troika Pictures' thriller The Hive from outgoing director Joel Schumacher.
Written by Richard D'Ovidio (Exit Wounds), the movie is described as a "fast-paced suspense pic" about "a 911 operator who who must face her own fears in order to save a teenage girl from a serial killer."
In a statement, Anderson said that he is "extremely excited" to be working on The Hive for Troika because of the great script.
This script has two elements I always look for in a thriller — strong, believable female characters and a smart, very dark and very creepy story that will definitely resonate with large audiences.
The Hive is scheduled to go into production in the spring. Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry (Monster's Ball) was initially attached to play the role of the 911 operator, but she dropped out over scheduling issues. Variety reports that "several top actresses" are interested in the part.