Joel Schumacher Enters 'The Hive' Thriller for His Next Directing Gig

April 25, 2011
Source: Variety

Joel Schumacher

Though he hasn't really been at the top of his game for the past five years, director Joel Schumacher shows no signs of stopping despite being just over 70 years old. Variety reports the Phone Booth and Phantom of the Opera filmmaker will next be at the helm of a new suspense thriller called The Hive. Written by Rich D'Ovidio (Exit Wounds, Thir13een Ghosts) the story follows an emergency operator who must confront a killer from her past to save a young girl's life. Sounds like a generic thriller to me, but of course Schumacher hasn't really been making any memorable films lately, so I guess it's not surprising.

Though I've enjoyed a few films from Schumacher's career, his more recent films like Twelve and The Number 23 leave something to be desired. And it's kind of hard to get past the fact that he allowed nipples to be put on the Batsuit for Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. However, with The Lost Boys in his past, there's a chance he's still got some magic up his sleeve, even if he is getting up there in years. Personally, I'd like to see him return to his glory days. How about you?

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me too, Ethan. i'd say his glory days peaked with Falling Down, which for me is his best film by some distance. and that was a long time ago. later efforts have either been serviceable at best or just woeful despite the talent involved, like Bad Company. let's hope he does have some magic left.

Anonymous on Apr 25, 2011


Agreed. Falling Down is a good movie. He'll probably be best remembered for the The Lost Boys... and reviled for Batman & Robin.

Anonymous on Apr 27, 2011

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