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Sam Raimi Develops True-Story Afghanistan War Film 'The Outpost'

June 27, 2014 (7:00 am) GMT
The 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' director will produce the adaptation of 'An Untold Story of American Valor' with intention to direct.

Sam Raimi lines up his next project after "". The director of 's "" trilogy is looking to develop a feature film adaptation of Jake Tapper's bestselling book ": An Untold Story of American Valor". He serves as a producer and may sit behind the lens as well.

It's about a real-life event that focuses on the defense of a remote U.S. camp in Eastern Afghanistan by 53 American soldiers as it was overrun by up to 400 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.

"The Outpost is an epic story of bravery, courage, and sacrifice of our men in uniform, and is absolutely a picture meant for the big screen. I'm honored to be a part of it," Raimi said.

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