Will Smith to Star in Adaptation of Marcus Sakey’s Novel Brilliance

Will Smith to star in adaptation of Marcus Sakey’s novel Brilliance

According to Deadline, Will Smith has signed up for Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of Marcus Sakey’s novel Brilliance. The movie reunites Smith with Oscar-winning author Avika Goldsman, who labored with the actor on I Am Legend and I, Robot.

The Brilliance trilogy is about in a future world the place “brilliants” — the uncommon 1% born gifted with superior psychological skills — are rigorously tracked by the federal government. Federal agent Nick Cooper, himself a “good,’ is tasked with utilizing his personal presents to infiltrate a radical group and seek out one other ‘brilliant’ who might plunge the whole nation right into a devastating civil conflict. But to catch him, Cooper should violate all the things he believes in — and betray his personal form.

Smith has lengthy been hooked up to the mission and truly stepped away from it back in 2014 — and was virtually changed by Jared Leto. Whatever reservations the actor had concerning the mission clearly subsided.

The article doesn’t specify whether or not Goldsman will pursue his unique plans to adapt the series into a trilogy, as reported final yr.

Goldsman will even be producing the mission alongside Shane Salerno and The Story Factory. The producers are planning to buy the ebook collection. Sakey’s trilogy has offered two million copies worldwide, and the books had been initially offered to Legendary with Will Smith set to probably star. The writer regained the rights and wrote two sequels, A Better World and Written in Fire, earlier than Goldsman and The Story Factory signed onto the potential film franchise.

Smith was final seen within the Disney blockbuster Aladdin, and can subsequent be seen in And Lee’s Gemini Man and the sequel Bad Boys for Life.

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