Will Smith in talks to star in Legendary’s adaptation of Marcus Sakey's ‘Brilliance’

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Will Smith is in early talks to star in the upcoming Brilliance. Legendary pictures is in the development to create an adaptation of Brilliance.

Currently, Julius Onah has signed on to direct the project and Joe Roth along with Palak Patel will be producing the film, Variety reported.

David Koepp wrote the script that Onah will direct, Alex Hedlund will be overseeing the product for Legendary.

The upcoming film is based off a Marcus Sakey novel which takes place in a futuristic world where one percent of children are born with special powers.

Brilliance is the first of three novels in a series written by Sakey, according to TheWrap. The second novel in the franchisee is set to be released later this year.

Universal will distribute the film as part of its deal with Legendary pictures.

No release date has been announced for the project and no details about the role that Smith could be playing in the film has been released yet.

image: Wikimedia Commons

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