The 50-year-old actor will also produce the project which is an official adaptation of Marcus Sakey’s dystopian trilogy of the same name. The film mark Smith’s reunion with producer-writer Akiva Goldsman, who is set to pen the script. They have previously worked together on the movies, “I, Robot”, “I Am Legend” and “Hancock”.
“Brilliance” is set in a future where one per cent of the world has developed unique gifts that threaten the status quo of the “normal” population. These non-neurotypical people, who are referred to as “twists” or “abnorms” are carefully tracked by the government.
Smith will portray Nick Cooper, a federal agent who works for the Department of Analysis and Response. His job is to track down and terminate criminal abnorms who use their gifts for ill. Besides Smith and Goldsman, James Lassiter and Shane Salerno will also produce the film.