Director Joel Schumacher has signed onto helm the new thriller The Hive for Troika Pictures.

Richard D'Ovidio (13 Ghosts) is writing this suspense-thriller, which centers on a 911 operator who is forced to confront a killer from her past in order to save the life of a young girl.

Robert Stein and Michael A. Helfant's Troika Pictures are behind the new project, although it isn't known when production will begin.

Joel Schumacher most recently directed Twelve, which starred Chace Crawford, Rory Culkin, and 50 Cent.

Troika is also lining up a few other projects as well, such as Paradise Cove for director Kenny Ortega, Ten which Ice Cube will produce and star in, and One Fell Swoop for director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld.