October 01, 2016  

'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Producer Eyes Movie Based on Marcus Sakey's Book 'Brilliance'

March 13, 2013 (8:12 am) GMT
Joe Roth is attached to produce the 'Brilliance' movie about gifted federal agent Nick Cooper who's tasked to hunt a dangerous terrorist.

A movie based on superpowered thriller book "" is in the works at Legendary Pictures. Fresh of his big success with Disney's fantasy adventure flick "", Joe Roth is linked to the project with his producing partner Palek Pate at Roth Films. They will be joined by Alex Hedlund from Legendary.

Written by Marcus Sakey who has been nominated for or won an Anthony, Barry, Macavity, and ITW Thriller Award, "Brilliance" has received glowing reviews. It tells a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.

The story will center on federal agent Nick Cooper who tracks down terrorists with his exceptional gift. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant who's seeking to provoke a civil war. The book is scheduled to be released on July 16 this year.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. First Official Look at Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in 'Beauty and the Beast'
  2. 'Pretty Little Liars' Star Keegan Allen Tweets His Phone Number
  3. Armie Hammer Accidentally Reveals Sex of His Unborn Baby
  4. Kelly Osbourne Settles Lawsuit With Dad Ozzy's Mistress
  5. Donald Trump Has His Own Porn Video Despite Bashing Alicia Machado for Her Sex Tape
  6. 'Criminal Minds' Finds Thomas Gibson's Replacement, John Legend Lands 'Underground' Role
  7. Kim Kardashian Pays Tribute to Late Dad With Throwback Video on His Death Anniversary
  8. Colin Trevorrow Says 'Jurassic World 2' Will Have More Scares and Animatronic Dinosaurs