No Script Javascript is disabled. Please enable it for better working experience.
Advertisement
Saturday 22 June, 2024
Advertisement

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to direct Brilliance, the Paramount Pictures adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel starring Will Smith

BY Sharmeen Hussain Sep 20, 2022. 09:57 pm

Advertisement

The Marcus Sakey novel’s Paramount Pictures adaptation, Brilliance, will mark Sharmeen Obaid-narrative Chinoy’s feature directing debut. She has won two Oscars and four Emmys for her work. I, Robot, I Am Legend, and Hancock co-directors Will Smith and Akiva Goldsman’s passion project is Pic. Although insiders claim Smith hasn’t committed to acting in the movie, it is still hoped that it will be his star vehicle. The script was written by Goldsman.

The Oscar-winning documentary shorts Saving Face and A Girl in the River, The Price of Forgiveness, and most recently Ms. Marvel are among Obaid-most Chinoy’s known works. Through his business Westbrook Studios, Smith is collaborating with Ryan Shimazaki and Jon Mone to produce. Producing through Weed Road Pictures are Goldsman and Greg Lessans, Shane Salerno through The Story Factory, and James Lassiter. Co-producing with the author.

How would society adjust if 1% of all children had extraordinary abilities from birth? The Brilliance trilogy takes place in a future in which individuals who are not neurotypical and who are stigmatised by society as “twists” or “abnorms” pose a threat to the well-being of the “normal” population due to their special abilities. They are rigorously monitored by the government and are referred to as “Brilliants” in official documents. Smith will play Nick Cooper, a federal agent with the Department of Analysis and Response, the protagonist of the book series. His responsibility is to find and eliminate criminals who abuse their abilities. The agent is an abnormal being in himself, but he has a talent for forecasting the future.

Smith hasn’t produced a movie since the iconic Oscar slap incident earlier this year, which occurred before he was named the Best Actor and led to an Academy ban of ten years. In the fact-based thriller Emancipation, directed by Antoine Fuqua, he next stars as a persecuted runaway slave who battles for freedom in the perilous swamps of Louisiana. Sources claim that Apple will release the movie in early December, despite the fact that the media is already closely examining what Apple will do with the movie and whether Smith’s controversy will hinder what might have been a prohibitive Oscar favourite.

Real cinematic stars, like Smith, are uncommon. The top ones have a tendency of coming back, especially when the film is outstanding, and this is regarded to be a career high point for Fuqua, despite the fact that their fortunes can fluctuate. None other than Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio has enjoyed more global success over the past two decades than Smith.

Advertisement

Related Articles

Rose-Marie Dead at 68, Cause of Death
Entertainment

Rose-Marie Dead at 68, Cause of Death

HISTORICAL Rose-Marie, an Irish singer, tragically her away unexpectedly in Blackpool, shocking...

Kenneth Mitchell dies aged 49, Cause of Death
Entertainment

Kenneth Mitchell dies aged 49, Cause of Death

A statement from his loved ones on X read: "With heavy hearts...

Who is Amanda Dubin? Will Reeve’s girlfriend
Entertainment

Who is Amanda Dubin? Will Reeve’s girlfriend

Early in 2024, news anchor Will Reeve ignited engagement rumors with his...

Kamylla Cristina Rosa de Oliveira dead, Cause of Death
Entertainment

Kamylla Cristina Rosa de Oliveira dead, Cause of Death

Actress and model who was repairing her automobile on a hard shoulder...

Who is Chelsea Blackwell? Love is Blind contestant
Entertainment

Who is Chelsea Blackwell? Love is Blind contestant

CHELSEA Blackwell is one of the hopefuls for the sixth season of...

Who is Sian Welby? Everything you need to know about the new ITV This Morning presenter
Entertainment

Who is Sian Welby? Everything you need to know about the new ITV This Morning presenter

SIAN Welby's career skyrocketed after it was reported she had been hired...

Advertisement

Latest News

Farah El Kadhi Dead at 36, Cause of Death
Viral

Farah El Kadhi Dead at 36, Cause of Death

Local reports state that a well-known beauty influencer from Tunisia passed away...

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death
US

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death

A mother of two who was assaulted, restrained, sexually assaulted, and on...

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea
US

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea

Pictured is a US army veteran who was washed out to sea...

Rose-Marie Dead at 68, Cause of Death
Entertainment

Rose-Marie Dead at 68, Cause of Death

HISTORICAL Rose-Marie, an Irish singer, tragically her away unexpectedly in Blackpool, shocking...

Advertisement