The notion of a "secret alien invasion movie" is becoming a bit of a cliché. J.J. Abrams alone has pulled the stunt twice -- first with 'Cloverfield', which was shrouded in mystery and even the suggestion that its title was fake, before turning out not to be an alien invasion movie after all (though who knows), and then again with 'Super 8', which snuck a super-secret trailer into theaters with 'Iron Man 2', comes with the tagline "Next Summer, It Arrives," and looks like it might actually involve an alien (though who knows). Now Sam Raimi is getting in on the act with a super-secret alien-invasion movie of his own, as producer -- tentatively titled 'EDF', or 'Earth Defense Force'.

At least Raimi appears to be making no bones about the fact that his movie is actually about aliens -- "mix 'Top Gun' with 'Independence Day' and a pinch of 'The Last Starfighter'," reports Vulture. They have a more detailed description of the plot, based on the current draft of the screenplay -- it sounds like a cheerful, aerial-dogfight-heavy action flick about Earth's attempt to repel some unquestionably aggressive extraterrestrials. Raimi does not plan to direct the movie himself.

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