Saw Helmer Lands Akula

“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.