Abrams teaming with Ron Howard for dark afterlife fantasy flick

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Jan 22, 2013, 10:06 PM EST (Updated)

Though he might never, ever get around to making that on-again, off-again adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, it looks like Ron Howard's got a few other genre movie tricks up his sleeve. J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company have a dark and intriguing new fantasy flick in the pipeline, and they want Howard to bring it to the screen.

Titled All I've Got, the project is actually an American reboot of an Israeli TV movie from a decade or so ago. It's a love story with a big fantasy twist and a dash of thriller thrown in.

Here's the premise: A young couple are madly in love, but after the man dies in a car accident, the woman has to move on. She gets married, has kids and lives a long, happy life before dying 50 years after her lover met his end. But death is only the beginning in her case, because the woman is then asked to make a choice: She can forget the life she had with her family and go back to her first young love to live her life over again, or she can stay in the afterlife and wait for the man she built a family with to join her there.

There's no release date for the flick yet, or even a mention of casting, but that's OK because we don't even know when Howard might find time to start working on this. He's putting the finishing touches on his racing flick Rush, preparing for the forthcoming release of new episodes of Arrested Development (which may eventually include a movie) and prepping a documentary about Jay-Z, not to mention probably still holding on to some hope that Dark Tower will eventually make it to the screen.

What do you think? Is this a good fit for Howard?

(Via Bleeding Cool)

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