Darren Lynn Bousman to Direct Sci-Fi Action Movie APEX; Described as PREDATOR Meets CALL OF DUTY

     July 10, 2014

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Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV) is set to direct the independent sci-fi action movie Apex.  The project, scripted by James E. Cavanaugh, is described as Predator meets Call of Duty.  A special ops unit is sent to retrieve a WMD from North Korea and ends up transported to another world where they must fight a dangerous alien race.  It’s an interesting premise—sounds like it could make a nice double feature with Edge of Tomorrow.  I am curious to see what Bousman and 2511 Productions can do with an indie budget to create an alien world.

Hit the jump for quotes from Bousman on his vision for Apex.

predator posterCourtesy of Heat Vision:

“Bousman sees Apex as ‘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.‘ “

Bousman elaborated that he wants Apex to be a blend of 80s-style action and more realistic portrayals of warfare, such as that seen in Lone Survivor.

Bousman continued:

“This can be a balls-to-the-walls action fantasy and it’s franchisable outside of the movie universe.  There is a whole world to explore with Apex.”

Producers Joe Di Maio, Aaron Ray, and Cavanaugh agree and see Apex as a “transmedia property”—they hope to reveal key art and alien designs when Comic-Con arrives in two weeks.

  • CJ

    Good to see Bousman making movies.

    I’m no fan of the SAW series but I have immense respect for him after listening to his epic interview on Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s ‘The Movie Crypt’ podcast.

    This guy has been through the Hollywood wringer many times, and that episode is essential listening for ANY film-makers out there. Especially ones who want to work in genre cinema.

    • Jeremy Flores

      Damn, I must listen to this.

      • CJ

        It’s my favourite movie podcast.

        Green and Lynch are hilarious together.

      • Werefon

        Dude, thanks for heads up. That is one of the most awesome podcasts ever.

  • Neo Racer

    Well its not a reboot so there’s hope//.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Translation: The Special Ops unit run around and shoot aliens for two hours, even as their ranks steadily diminish.

    • Werefon

      You are not allowed to post entire script of the film. It is studio property God Dammit.

      Put that comment down, now!

  • GunzOfNavarone

    I don’t think they should be releasing alien designs. One of the key aspects of predator and indeed alien 1, is that you didn’t know what was hunting them until the reveal. I would prefer to wait for the aliens until the film comes around. Don’t over-expose the threat or you lose the tension.