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Legendary Eyes Julius Onah to Direct ‘Brilliance’

Universal will distribute the pic

Julius Onah is in early talks to direct the Legendary pic “Brilliance.”

Legendary, Joe Roth and Palak Patel will produce.Universal will distribute as part of its distribution deal with Legendary.

Pic is basedon the Marcus Sakey novel and is set in a world where one percent of the children born are savants (aka “brilliants”) with special powers. A federal agent who has become a master hunter of terrorists, must hunt down a savant terrorist who intends to start civil war.

David Koepp penned the script. Alex Hedlund will oversee for Legendary.

Onah, who is repped by CAA, is also attached to direct “Gods Particle” for Bad Robot.

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