Noomi Rapace and Will Smith for new sci-fi film, Brilliance

News Simon Brew
13 May 2014 - 06:27

Brilliance, based on the book by Marcus Sakey, is heading to the screen with Will Smith and Noomi Rapace on board...

Will Smith may see his future away from the next Men In Black and Independence Day sequels, but he's still clearly interested in sci-fi movies. He's expected to take the lead in the big screen adaptation of Marcus Sakey's novel, Brilliance, which tells of a world where rare people are born with incredible abilities, and get labelled 'brilliants'. Smith will be playing one of said brilliants, who has to hunt down a terrorist.

And it looks as it Noomi Rapace, best known for her work in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, will be joining him in the film. She's appearing in Child 44 later in the year, although her role in Brilliance isn't yet known.

What is known is that Legendary Pictures is backing the project, and that Julius Onah - who helmed The Girl Is In Trouble - is directing. David Koepp has penned the screenplay.

More on Brilliance as we hear it.


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