This movie was originally called The Hive and had Joel Schumacher (Phone Booth) attached to direct, but it’s now The Call and is in the hands of Brad Anderson, who is best known for directing Christian Bale in The Machinist.
The Call is a sharp looking thriller which stars Halle Berry as a 911 operator who receives an emergency call from a young girl (Abigail Breslin) who has been kidnapped. It becomes a real time cat and mouse chase to locate the girl before she is killed by the kidnapper (Michael Eklund). The plot is pretty formulaic, but Anderson looks to have put his stamp on it.
Watch the trailer below:
The Call will be released by TriStar Pictures on March 15, 2013.