Will Smith in Talks to Star in New Sci-Fi Thriller

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Will Smith in ‘After Earth’ Above.

Will Smith is in early stages of negotiations with Legendary and Universal to feature in their upcoming film  ‘Brilliance’. The sci-fi thriller will be based on Marcus Sakey’s novel which features the same name.

According to reports, Julius Onah will direct the movie from a script adapted by David Koepp. Joe Roth, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will serve as producers, with Alex Hedlund, Palek Patel and Eric McLeod executive producing.

The story follows federal agent, Nick Cooper, whose uncommon capabilities make him excellent at chasing terrorists, in a reality where one percent of individuals called “brilliants” are brought into the world with uplifted cognitive senses.

The primary book, released in August 2013, is the first part in an arranged three-book arrangement. The second book is expected out later this year.

EMGN will keep you updated on any developments to this story.