Troika Pictures produces and finances genre films mostly for a young audience, focusing on thrillers, comedies and action films – Joel Schumacher’s suspense thriller The Call is certainly one of them.
Penned by Rich D’Ovidio (Exit Wounds), the story follows an emergency operator who must confront a killer from her past to save a young girl’s life.
Joel Schumacher jumps around in genres whether or not he succeeds, but among his best-known works are thrillers. He has struggled with no wins in the past few years to find the script – I am primarily referring to Twelve and Blood Creek – but his upcoming Trespass may not be the case; troubled Nicolas Cage is starring and it is set for release this September.
Other projects include contemporary love story Paradise Cove, with probably Kenny Ortega to direct; Ice Cube‘s Ten (Peter Cornwell is attached to direct), and rom-com One Fell Swoop (title is a Shakespeare quote), directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld.
Troika is currently filming thriller Careful What You Wish For with Elizabeth Allen attached to direct instead of music video king Jake Nava who has stepped down from the director’s chair.
Careful What You Wish For is written by Movieball Media’s Chris Frisina. Casting vet Pam Dixon has been brought on to find the ingenue at the center of the intrigue set against the summer at a lake in upstate New York.
It’s been one hell of a ride for Troika Pictures. Stay tuned.