Darren Bousman's Next is a Submarine Heist Movie
by Alex Billington
February 11, 2009
Darren Bousman, the talented director behind Saw II, III, and IV as well as the cult classic Repo! The Genetic Opera, has decided to leave the horror genre behind for his next project. Over the last year, Bousman has mention in interviews that his next movie would be in the action genre and definitely not horror, but he's never revealed what it would be. Just as Bousman finishes the last leg of his Repo! road tour, details have finally been revealed regarding the project, titled Akula, and only described as a heist film set on a submarine. "The tone is dark, but very different from the films I've directed recently."
The script for Akula was originally written by Mark Distefano, of only Friends and Enemies previously; Alex Litvak is currently working on a rewrite. Jeremy Bolt and Paul W.S. Anderson are producing for Constantin Film. The project was originally known as The Akula Job and is about a career criminal who teams up with a DEA agent that is determined to pull off a diamond heist on a submarine. Sounds pretty damn cool to me and I'm already very interested, primarily because I think Bousman is a very talented director. Also curious to hear more about the heist story as well. Can't wait to see how he does outside of the horror genre!