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.
Courtesy 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.
“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.