Saw Helmer Lands Akula February 12, 2009 “Saw” Director Darren Bousman to Helm “Akula” “Saw” helmer Darren Bousman will next direct Akula, a heist thriller scripted by Mark Distefano. Constantine is financing, and Jeremy Bolt and Paul W.S. Anderson are producing. Alex Litvak is doing a rewrite. The project is a heist film set on a submarine, Bousman said. “The tone is dark, but very different from the films I’ve directed recently,” he said.