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Evil Aliens or Spirits for Uni and Director Pierre Morel

While we wait on official word of Pierre Morel’s hiring on Universal Pictures’ Ouija, the Hasbro board game adaptation that also saw pitches from Sylvain White, Scot Stewart and John Moore, Heat Vision is reporting that Morel is also in talks to direct Warner Bros.’s EDF, aka Earth Defense Force, a giant alien invasion movie which is being produced by Sam Raimi and Bill Block, head of QED International, the outfit that is financing the project. 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. Warners is high on Morel for EDF, which is a favorite amongst certain execs but is waiting to see how Ouija plays out. Ouija is a high priority for Universal and would certainly go before EDF.



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