Darren Bousman to Direct a Submarine Heist film

by Joey Paur

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Just the fact that this movie is a heist thriller that is set on a submarine is pretty cool. Darren Bousman has been set to direct the movie which is called 'Akula'. He most recently directed 'Repo: The Genetic Opera' and also helmed SAW movies II, lll, and lV. The guy is obviously good at making good looking films on a low budget. If you have seen any of those films you can see that he has a great visual style. 'Akula' was written by Mark Distefano and the story follows a long time criminal who joins a female DEA agent, and they are determined to pull off a diamond heist on a sub in constant motion, 600 meters below the surface of the ocean. Bousman tells Variety:

“The tone is dark, but very different from the films  I've directed recently.”


I just gotta say, the films the guy has been making all have a dark tone, is this heist film going to have a darker tone than those? Because those were pretty damn dark if you ask me. I guess it must be a different kind of dark, like 600 meters below the ocean type dark. It definitely is different than anything he has directed so far.

And just so you know the movie is being produced by Paul W.S. Anderson. The movie sounds pretty interesting. On top of that Submarines are awesome.

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