Joel Schumacher Moves On From The Disastrous Twelve With Crime Thriller The Hive
Joel Schumacher has one of the most diverse filmographies of any mainstream Hollywood director, and also one of the lowest batting averages. Hits like The Client and A Time To Kill have allowed him to continue working for decades, but disastrously awful flops like Batman & Robin and The Number 23 mean his name will always be at least a little synonymous with "the guy who decided it was a good idea to put nipples on the Batsuit." Fresh off last year's Twelve, which was a huge disaster even by Schumacher standards when it made $183,000 total, Schumacher is dusting himself and moving on to a new thriller; you can never say the guy isn't tenacious.
According to Variety Schumacher will be directing The Hive, a thriller with a plot that actually sounds kinda perfect for the guy who made 8 MM and Phone Booth. Here's the plot description from Variety:
The project will be funded by Troika Pictures, which also has High School Musical's Kenny Ortega in mind to direct the love story Paradise Cove.
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