According to The Hollywood Reporter, Taken director Pierre Morel appears to have his sights set on the Sam Raimi and Bill Block-produced sci-fi action adventure EDF.

EDF (Earth Defence Force) is based on a script from Air Force One scribe Andrew Marlowe and follows the efforts of a government-created space fighting force which is put together to defend an already weakened Earth against a second attack by an approaching alien horde.

Morel was attached to the new adaptation of Dune for a while, and the studio even went as far as having the existing script rewritten to match his vision of the project. Maybe the demands of trying to bring such a dense and complex book back to the big screen proved too big a challenge.

EDF certainly sounds like a purer, more action-orientated genre piece than that of Frank Herbert’s famed 1965 novel.