At 45 years old, Darren Lynn Bousman has this physical status:
Darren Lynn Bousman (born January 11, 1979) is an American film director and screenwriter.
Bousman was born in Overland Park, Kansas, the son of Nancy and Lynn Bousman. He attended high school at Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, and studied film at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, graduating in 2000. He was inducted into the Full Sail University Hall of Fame in 2011. Bousman lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
During 2004, he was pitching The Desperate, a film that was too violent, to several American studios, who complained that the screenplay was too heavy, and the story was too close to Saw. Bousman, a Saw producer, asked Bousman if he could show the script to Saw producer Gregg Hoffman. Hoffman read the script and called Bousman interesat in producing The Desperate, but the two decided it would be the perfect opportunity to turn The Desperate into Saw II after demonstrating the script to Mark Burg and Oren Koules. Bousman was flown to Toronto two months later to direct.
Bousman produced the music video for Mudvayne's single "Forget to Remember," which appeared on the soundtrack album as the lead song. Saw II was profitable, and Bousman was hired to direct Saw III, which was first released on October 27, 2006.
Bousman said after Saw III that he would not direct another Saw film so that he'd be free to prepare for his project Repo! The GENetic Opera, the stage version of which he had supervised in 2002, is called The Genetic Opera. Despite this, Leigh Whannell revealed that Bousman had agreed to direct Saw IV on February 19, 2007. Bousman explained that shooting could begin on Repo before repo! The Genetic Opera was a brief period of time when the songs were being recorded, and he would be able to direct Saw IV during that time.
Bousman would return to the Saw franchise in 2019, directing Spiral: From the Book of Saw, the ninth installment in the series. The film was scheduled to be released on May 15, 2020, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film's debut was postponed to May 21, 2021.
Bousman produced an episode of Fear Itself, titled "New Year's Day" in 2008. He has also been commissioned to direct the revival of David Cronenberg's Scanners. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bousman trained film newcomers in the Horror Film Boot Camp, which ran from May 7 to September, 2010. Ninety, written by Scott Milam, will be directed by him.
Shawn Ashmore, Deborah Ann Woll, and Briana Evigan appeared in the 2010 version of Mother's Day. Bousman's film 11-11-11-11 was shot in 2011. Bousman produced and produced The Devil's Carnival, a short film that was supposed to be the first installment of a longer film. Bousman also wrote and directed The Barrens, starring Stephen Moyer and Mia Kirshner in 2012.
Bousman would produce Sacrilege, another religious-themed film, on May 13, 2013. He appeared in Epic Pictures' anthology film Tales of Halloween in 2015. Clint Sears' segment "The Night Billy Raised Hell" was directed by him.
He directed Abattoir in 2016, which was described as "the best 2016 horror film you didn't see" and Bousman as "an underrated power of bold originality" by Bloody Disgusting, but otherwise was not well researched. On June 7, 2016, Abattoir premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Bousman collaborated with writer Clint Sears on St. Agatha, a religious horror film set in a convent in small-town Georgia in the 1950s. Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth appeared in Death of Me, another horror film starring Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth. Saban Films shot it in Thailand and announced it on October 2, 2020.