Exclusive: Imagine Entertainment has pre-emptively bought the film rights to the female-driven grounded sci-fi pitch Canary from Zach Dean
. Imagine chairmen Brian Grazer
and Ron Howard
made the deal and will produce a project that will be developed as a directing vehicle for Howard. Imagine’s Erica Huggins
and Tyler Mitchell
, who brought in the project, will oversee for Imagine. Dean will also serve as an executive producer.
Dean is currently adapting Billy Graham
: My Life Inside Rock and Out for Fox and Shawn Levy
and the Japanese sci-fi anime Star Blazers
for Skydance and director Christopher McQuarrie
. Dean most recently sold his original WWII pitch Atlantic Wall to Imperative with Bradley Cooper
attached to star, and Ghost Draft for director David Goyer.
Dean is repped by Wme
and lawyer Andrew Hurwitz