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Will Smith to star in sci-film 'Brilliance'

Paramount Pictures have signed Will Smith to produce and star in a movie adaptation of Marcus Sakey’s dystopian trilogy Brilliance.

Published: 09th September 2019 11:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2019 03:48 PM   |  A+A-

Will Smith last starred in 'Aladdin'.

Will Smith last starred in 'Aladdin'. (File Photo | AFP)

By Express News Service

Paramount Pictures have signed Will Smith to produce and star in a movie adaptation of Marcus Sakey’s dystopian trilogy Brilliance. Akiva Goldsman will write the script and produce with James Lassiter and Shane Salerno. Brilliance will be a co-production between Goldsman’s Weed Road, Smith’s Westbrook and Overbrook and Salerno’s the Story Factory.

The story is set in a world where 1% of the children are born with powerful intellectual gifts and demonized by society. A director is not yet on board. Smith starred in Aladdin and will next be seen in Ang Lee’s sci-fi thriller Gemini Man, which is set for release on October 11. 

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