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Taken Director to take on EARTH DEFENSE FORCE for Sam Raimi

As Taken director Pierre Morel is working on getting the development gig for the upcoming adventure horror film Ouija, he's also in talks to take on another film project called EDF a.k.a Earth Defense Force for producer Sam Raimi. He was supposed to be developing the Dune reboot for Paramount, but apparently that isn't happening anymore. 

The film is described as a giant alien invasion movie, and the story is set after three alien fighters attack the planet, leaving countries humiliated. The governments of Earth then race to create a space fighting force in preparation for a second attack by an approaching alien horde.

Sounds like a fun sci-fi film project! If there ever is a space fighting force created, I'll be the first to join up. If Morel doesn't end up playing with a Quija board, or fighting off an alien horde, he's always got Taken 2 to take on.

Here's another description of the EDF story:

The story opens on a U.S. military operation gone awry: Sent to rescue what they believe is a sub that's accidentally bumped into a mine in Chinese waters, U.S. naval aviators quickly wind up engaged in a dogfight with a squadron of Chinese air force pilots. Soon, planes on both sides are being shot out of the sky, but not by the Chinese or U.S. pilots -- by three alien attack fighters, which soon depart and destroy many of the world's landmarks and military installations, then vanish. It's a test of Earth's defensive capabilities, and we failed. Shortly after, NASA detects a radiation signature in a nearby galaxy, indicating a far more massive attack coming in about ten months, and world leaders set about trying to create super-aircraft and weapons that can fight off the coming invasion.

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