But The Hive, from Troika Pictures, also looked to be in danger until Brad Anderson of The Machinist fame answered its plea for help.
Previously headed up by Joel Schmacher, who has experienced bad times of late with his Nic Cage/Nicole Kidman flop, Trespass, and previous critical failure, Twelve, Anderson’s influence should be welcome.
The film tells the story of a 911 emergency call centre worker who fields a desperate plea from a young girl. But as luck would have it, she manages to be put through to a call centre worker who is profoundly disturbed by her own past and embarks on a one woman campaign to stop this crazy killer.
Apparently Halle Berry had been associated with the film in its early days but dropped out due to “scheduling issues”. With Brad Anderson safely on board, who knows which leading lady will take a punt on the film.
“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.”