Sam Raimi--a man already attached to a Wizard of Oz movie, a World of Warcraft movie, another Evil Dead film, and Earp: Saints for Sinners--is putting the Raimi stamp on yet another project. Why not, at this point? Vulture says the ridiculously busy producer/director is now in late talks with Warner Bros. to set up some big alien invasion film called EDF. Summary!:
In EDF [Earth Defense Force], we open 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.
You're probably thinking, hey, don't we already have alien fleets arriving from Independence Day 2, Skyline, Space Invaders, and Battleship--which even involves a similar naval versus extraterrestrial setup? Yes, we do, and I think there are even more that I'm forgetting: that's why it's such a HOTT concept! If you can't realize that, you might as well drop out of Studio Executive College right now.