Saw franchise director Darren Lynn Bousman is set to direct an indie sci-fi action movie called Apex. Bousman has made some interesting films in his career outside of the Saw movies, and they consist of Repo: The Genetic Opera, 11-11-11, and The Devil's Carnival. He has a unique style, and this should be an interesting project for him.
The news comes from THR who describe the project as "Predator meets Call of Duty." And the plot tells the story of "a Special Ops team, sent to obtain a WMD from North Korea, that is transported to another world. The team then finds themselves pitted against a dangerous alien race."
James E. Cavanaugh came up with the idea and wrote the screenplay "with an eye on current scientific trends in physics and biology."
Bousman said that it's “a love letter to the sci-fi films I grew up watching with my dad such as Alien, Predator, Enemy Mine, Tremors. But I also want it to have the more modern feel of some of the recent video games I am currently playing, like Halo and Call of Duty. This can be a balls-to-the-walls action fantasy and it’s franchise-able outside of the movie universe. There is a whole world to explore with Apex.”
It sounds like it could be really cool! Producers are looking to show off some key art and alien designs at this year’s Comic-Con.