Sam Raimi has signed on to produce and possibly direct an adaptation of Jake Tapper's book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.

The director will supervise the story development with writers Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter). The Outpost tells the harrowing story of the 53 American soldiers stationed at Combat Outpost Keating, who, on the morning of October 3, 2009, found a way to prevail when they were attacked by over 400 Taliban fighters.

Here's what Sam Raimi had to say about the project in a brief statement.

"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."

Sam Raimi is producing alongside Rob Tapert, with Paul Michael Merryman set to co-produce. No production schedule was given, but this is one of several projects Sam Raimi is working on, including Army of Darkness 2 and Earp: Saints for Sinners.

Sam Raimi most recently directed Oz: The Great and Powerful. Writer Jake Tapper is the chief Washington correspondent for CNN, and host of the cable network's program The Lead with Jake Tapper.