Darren Bousman to Helm Akula

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“Saw” helmer Darren Bousman will next direct Akula, a heist thriller scripted by Mark Distefano, reports Variety.

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.