Will Smith eyeing return to sci-fi with Brilliance

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Will Smith is in talks to star in the science-fiction thriller “Brilliance”, according to TheWrap.

Based on Marcus Sakey’s novel of the same name, the Julius Onah (“God Particle”) directed movie is “Set in a world where some people called “brilliants” are born with heightened cognitive abilities, the story follows a federal agent whose extraordinary gift makes him exceptional at hunting terrorists.”

“Jurassic Park” writer David Koepp is on screenplay duties.

“Men in Black” star Smith next appears in “Focus”, out early 2015.