Bousman's next

Darren Bousman has signed on to direct his next film, AKULA, a heist film set aboard a submarine. As a guy who thought Bousman brought a considerable amount of talent to the SAW franchise, this was the kind of move I wanted from him since SAW II (not that I can't understand the appeal of the SAW paychecks and the labor of love that was REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA). Bousman says the film is "very different" from the other films he's directed. For those wondering what the hell the title is about, an Akula is a nuclear-powered attack submarine (which you may have seen in CRIMSON TIDE getting blown to shit by Denzel and crew). The film is based on a script by Mark Distefano and an old logline that I tracked down online (from when the film was titled THE AKULA JOB) describes the film thusly: A career criminal teams up with a DEA agent determined to pull off a diamond heist on a submarine. What are diamonds doing on a submarine? No idea. Paul WS Anderson (DEATH RACE, RESIDENT EVIL) is producing for Constantine Films.

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Source: Variety



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