TheWrap is reporting that actor Will Smith is in early talks to star in â€œBrilliance,â€ a potential tentpole project for Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures.
The film is adapted from a script by David Koepp off of the Marcus Sakey novel.
The sci-fi story is about a world in which one percent of the people called â€œbrilliantsâ€ having special abilities. Nick Cooper, a federal agent in the novel, has a special gift that assists him at hunting terrorists. And his next target is another brilliant who is intending to provoke a civil war.
Julius Onah (â€œGod Particleâ€) will helm the project.
Smith needs a nice bounce from last yearâ€™s box office bomb â€œAfter Earthâ€ and passing up on the â€œIndependence Dayâ€ sequel.