Ron Howard Directing an Unusual Superhero Movie: ‘364’

If you had only had super powers one day of the year... what would you do on the other 364 days?

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

With The Dark Tower thoroughly toppled (for now), Ron Howard has been seeking other projects, like – for some reason – Spy vs. Spy. He's just added another new project to his "To Do" list: 364, an intriguing original superhero story from David Guggenheim, a former writer for US Magazine. Guggenheim's first produced screenplay, Safe House, is coming to theaters soon starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. It's about an assault on a U.S. safe house in South America. 364 on the other hand is about a superhero who only has powers one day of the year. And get this: it's about the other 364 days.

::slow clap::

Yes, it's an interesting superhero idea that hasn't been done to death, even in comics. Nicely done, David. It sounds a bit like Craig Mazin's witty superhero comedy The Specials, about a team of superheroes on their day off, but sufficiently different to not cry "foul" or anything.

Deadline announced that Ron Howard is attached to direct the film for Universal, which seems to imply that neither party holds a grudge for the whole Dark Tower thing falling apart. The film will mark Howard's first superhero movie, although he's worked in related genres before, like the 1988 fantasy film Willow, which we'll admit to loving.

Crave Online will return with more 364 news as soon as we finish reading DC's new superhero event, 51.

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