Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Trailer Lands
The magic is fading...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 April 2014
Big New X-Men Days Of Future Past Trailer Lands
'This is gonna be fun...'
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Call (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Cloud Atlas (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Movie 43 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
New Year's Eve (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Trespass (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

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

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

submit to reddit

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.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Safe House Poster Online
Plus words from producer Scott Stuber
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

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

Posted by SUPER_movie_FREAK at 15:14 on 04 January 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)