Noomi Rapace is reportedly in negotiations to join Will Smith in the film adaptation of the novel “Brilliance.” The film is based on the novel by Marcus Sakey and is being adapted by Legendary Entertainment.
The book takes place in a world where a minority set of people are born with extraordinary abilities and are called “brilliants.” A panic sets in among the human majority, bringing the world to a civil war, which is exactly what a nefarious faction wants.
Smith is playing a federal agent, a brilliant with great hunting gifts who is drafted to hunt down a terrorist, another such brilliant who intends to start the civil war.
Rapace will play a tattooed and pierced brilliant that is identified as a terrorist by the government.
Brilliance is being directed by Julius Onah with a script from David Koepp. The produces will be Joe Roth, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni.
Universal will release the feature project, which is aiming for a summer start.