Universal and Imagine have picked up The Originals, a drama written by Bryce Dallas Howard and writing partner Dane Charbeneau that could serve as a directing vehicle for her father, Ron Howard.
The Hollywood Reporter says “Originals” is an ensemble film about a group of twentysomethings who reconvene for a weekend in New York after learning that the teacher who shaped their childhoods has fallen into a mysterious coma.
“Originals” is still in development though the elder Howard, who is coming off Columbia’s worldwide hit Angels & Demons and has not picked his next helming gig.
The director will return to his home at Universal for his next movie, with projects like Colossus, a sci-fi thriller about a supercomputer, high on the priority list. “Originals” also is on that list.