class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-28770″ title=”Sam Raimi” src=”” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />Sam Raimi appears to be playing a guessing game with his plans to bring the game World of Warcraft to the big screen, but until then, it looks like he’ll also been involved (albeit in a producing capacity) with another large scale fantasy epic.

Vulture are reporting that the Evil Dead creator has teamed up with District 9 producer Bill Block, and they are currently in talks with Warner Bros to produce a new movie called EDF (which stands for Earth Defence Force),  based on a script from Air Force One and (ahem) Hollow Man scribe Andrew Marlowe.

It’s a sci-fi tale concerning the Earth’s response to an imminent alien invasion. Vulture have even had their hands on the script which they enthusiastically describe as “Top Gun with Independence Day and add a pinch of The Last Starfighter”. Wonder if Raimi and co are using that fail proof premise in their pitch to the studio?

No director is attached as yet, but we’ll keep you posted on any further development we hear of.