EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has gotten back in business with its Safe House scribe David Guggenheim. The studio has preemptively acquired 364, a drama that will be produced by Imagine Entertainment. Ron Howard is attached to direct. The title refers to the number of days in a year that a normal guy spends each year figuring out the heroic deeds he will perform on the one day each year that he has super powers. Brian Grazer will produce and Erica Huggins will be executive producer.
Guggenheim is quite a story in his own right. He was an editor at Us Weekly when he wrote Safe House, and quit that job only after he sold it to Universal. That film just wrapped, with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds starring for director Daniel Espinosa. Since then, Guggenheim sold the Fox pitch Santiago, which has Simon Kinberg producing, and he set Puzzle Palace at Summit Entertainment, with Temple Hill producing. APA and Madhouse Entertainment rep Guggenheim.