Raimi plans Afghanistan war drama…

Sam Raimi (‘Oz the Great and Powerful,’ ‘Drag Me To Hell,’ ‘A Simple Plan’) is to produce and develop a feature adaptation of Jake Tapper’s bestselling book ‘The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor,’ with an eye toward directing, says Deadline.

The story centres on “the defence of a remote U.S. camp in Eastern Afghanistan by 53 American soldiers as it was overrun by up to four hundred Taliban fighters. The intense and deadly day-long clash resulted in multiple citations including Medals of Honor to two recipients, the first time America’s highest military award has been given to two living soldiers for the same battle since 1968.”

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (‘The Fighter’) will provide the script, with Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures partner Rob Tapert producing.