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Brad Anderson Opens The Hive
He's taking over the thriller

04 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Brad Anderson Opens The Hive

Joel Schumacher doesn’t seem to be having an easy time of it right now. His latest thriller, Nic Cage/Nicole Kidman thriller Trespass arrived with a wet splat at before shuffling off to VOD, and previous drama Twelve was critically savaged. So while he’d been looking to get back into the swing of things with psychological drama The Hive, he’s now jumped ship, leaving the way clear for The Machinist’s Brad Anderson.

Despite the title, The Hive features no insects. It’s the tale of a 911 emergency call centre worker who fields a desperate plea from a young girl. She’s under threat from a killer... And the phone jockey suddenly realises that the danger echoes an incident from her own past. So she risks her life to try to stop the serial killer from striking again. Oh noes!

Halle Berry had been in talks to star, but dropped out due to scheduling issues. But with Anderson aboard, the film should attract one of the other (as yet unnamed) actresses who have been flirting with the role.

"I'm extremely excited about working with Troika Pictures on The Hive,” Anderson says in a statement picked up by Variety. "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."

He’s aiming to kick off shooting in the spring.


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RE: Shit Schumacher replaced with Awesome Anderson. I'm in!
Opps there's a techical problem with the forum it seems today.... More

Posted by princessa at 17:24 on 07 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Shit Schumacher replaced with Awesome Anderson. I'm in!
Sounds interesting but i hope they don't cast Halle Berry.   More

Posted by princessa at 17:24 on 07 January 2012 | Report This Post

Shit Schumacher replaced with Awesome Anderson. I'm in!
I can't say I have very much enthusiasm for Joel Schumacher films ever since he desecrated Batman and most of his other films are shit as well. Therefore I had 0% interest in this film. However now he's gone and Anderson is directing, who directed the absolutely brilliant The Machinist (one of my favourite films) I can positively say my interest in this film has gone up 90%. I’m looking forward to this now. I've been waiting awhile for him to do a film. The story does sound a bit naff, bu More

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