EXCLUSIVE: Julius Onah has been set by Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures to direct the David Koepp-scripted adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel Brilliance, which Joe Roth and Palek Patel are producing along with Legendary. It’s got tent pole potential. The tale is 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. CAA reps Onah. Who is this guy? After a slew of acclaimed short films, he made his feature directing debut on The Girl Is In Trouble and is attached to helm The God Particle.
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