Universal Acquires David Guggenheim’s 364 for Ron Howard to Direct

     September 8, 2011

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Judging from the number of projects Ron Howard is attached to, his ambitious adaptation of The Dark Tower looks to be all but dead. Deadline reports that Universal has acquired a pitch entitled 364 from David Guggenheim, and Ron Howard is set to direct. The film revolves around a man who, on one day each year, has superpowers. The title refers to the number of days a year he spends thinking about what heroic deeds he will perform when the day comes. Guggenheim recently penned the Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds drama Safe House.

Howard is currently gearing up to direct the Formula One racing drama Rush (he’s filming scenes this weekend at Germany’s Nurburgring Race Track) and is also attached to a number of other projects. In addition to The Dark Tower, which is currently looking for financing, Howard is attached to a feature film version of Spy vs. Spy and an adaptation of the religious extremist-centered Under the Banner of Heaven.

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