Ron Howard to direct superhero drama 364?

Ron Howard is in the frame to direct the film 364 , based on a script by Safe House writer David Guggenheim.

The movie is set in a world where super powers are dished out for one day a year - the number of the title refers to the days a normal guy spends thinking about what he's going to do with those abilities.

Universal pre-emptively bought the script based on a pitch from Guggenheim.

Guggenheim was previously an editor at US Weekly but quit his job when he sold the script for Safe House , which has just wrapped and stars Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington.