Legendary Pictures Developing Superhero Thriller Called BRILLIANCE

Oz The Great and Powerful producer Joe Roth is set to develop a new film for Legendary Pictures called Brilliance. The movie is going to be based on a novel of the same name written by Marcus Sakey.

The story has been described as being like the X-Men franchise, and it's "set in a world where a rare set of people are born with extraordinary abilities and are called "brilliants." At the center of the story is a federal agent with great hunting gifts who is drafted to hunt down a terrorist, another such brilliant who intends to start a civil war."

The first book isn't set to be released until July and it's intended to be a trilogy. Sounds like it it could be a good movie. Roth seems to have a good eye for big budget, entertaining tent pole films, so it will be interesting to see how this movie develops. 

Here's a description of the book:

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.

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