Thursday, April 2, 2020
Home Movies Will Smith to Star in Brilliance Adaptation at Paramount

Will Smith to Star in Brilliance Adaptation at Paramount

-

Paramount Pictures has acquired Brilliance, an adaptation that was first announced back in 2014 as a Universal Pictures and Legendary project, according to Deadline. The film, to be based on the Marcus Sakey book trilogy, will star Will Smith as Nick Cooper and be written by Akiva Goldsman. Smith was originally attached to the project when it was first announced but left sometime later.

Smith and Goldsman will produce with James Lassiter and Shane Salerno. Brilliance is a co-production between Goldsman’s Weed Road, Smith’s Westbrook and Overbrook, and Salerno’s The Story Factory. Goldsman and Smith have teamed before on I, RobotI Am Legend, and Hancock.

The first book in the Brilliance trilogy was published in 2013 and is officially described as follows:

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in—and betray his own kind.

The other two books are A Better World, published in 2014, and Written in Fire, published in 2016.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Receive all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

COMMENTS

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

LATEST NEWS

Survival Adventure Windbound Announced for August

Deep Silver has announced survival adventure video game Windbound, coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 28, 2020. In Windbound,...

Free HBO Programming to Be Offered Starting April 3

To provide some entertainment relief for those doing their part to keep everyone safe and healthy during this challenging time, HBO is making almost...

Snowpiercer Series Premiere Date Moved Up Two Weeks

To give viewers more compelling original content at a faster pace, TNT announced today the network is moving up the premiere date for the Snowpiercer...