ABC has picked up a crime drama project from The Blind Side writer John Lee Hancock that centers on a Walter Mitty-type lead.

Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott are producing.

Based on the 1939 short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber, the original story centered on a daydreaming book editor, who imagines himself as living an adventurous life in careers including a fighter pilot.

No word on how the new crime drama will incorporate the story.