Ron Howard might still be bummed that his ambitious and massive attempt to adapt Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series never got off the ground, but if that’s the case, he’s not showing it. The director continues to add projects to his schedule – the latest being David Guggenheim’s superhero script 364.
Deadline’s sources say Universal has acquired the script for Howard to direct and produce through his Imagine Entertainment production company. The film tells the tale of a man who spends 364 days planning what he’ll do to better the world on the 365th day of each year when he gains super powers. We’re not really moved by that logline, but we’re reserving judgment until we know more about the film.
364 is just the latest success for Guggenheim – who’s become a hot commodity in Hollywood since the sale of his spec script Safe House. That film just finished shooting (with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in leading roles). In the aftermath, Guggenheim has not only sold 364, but also placed Santiago at Fox and Puzzle Palace at Summit. That’s a pretty impressive run, so maybe there’s more to 364 than the pitch conveys. We'll bring you more as details come into focus.