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Hailed as "a superb action thriller" (Scott Mantz, "Access Hollywood") and "taut, tense and terrific" (Bill Bregoli, CBS Radio), the thrill-packed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is called into action on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD June 10, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Delivering "a new beginning for the Tom Clancy thriller fan" (Steve Weintraub, Collider.com), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is "a terrific reimagining" (Dan Casey, Nerdist) of the legendary hero's evolution from soldier to analyst to full-fledged operative. "Kevin Costner and Chris Pine are awesome together" (Steve Weintraub, Collider.com) as a CIA veteran and a new recruit who uncover a terrorist plot to devastate the United States. Directed by and also starring Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the latest "smart, intense, exciting and very entertaining" (Scott Mantz, "Access Hollywood") adventure from the director of Thor.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack »
Welcome, beloved guest-to-be. Upon your check-in to The Grand Budapest Hotel on Friday, you might meet a very important attorney that goes by the name of Deputy Kovacs, who is played by Jeff Goldblum in Wes Anderson’s new caper about friendship, honor, and promises fulfilled. This week, Wamg and a few members of the press sat down (in a roundtable discussion) with Goldblum to talk about the working with Anderson, upcoming projects, and memes. Check it out below!
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair — all »
- Melissa Howland
Years ago, my sister was at a concert. It might’ve been Billy Joel. I don’t remember. The important part of her concertgoing adventure includes standing next to Alec Baldwin, who was dating some young, cute chica at the time. My sister texted me to tell me that he was standing next to her, enjoying the concert. I texted her back and told her to tell him that I love him and my favorite movie of his is The Shadow.
You damn right, The Shadow. One of comics and heroism’s most enduring champions, made flesh by Alec Baldwin, under the fantastic and workmanlike direction of Russell Mulcahy with scripting by David Koepp. Walter Gibson’s The Shadow is a vigilante who relies on psychic powers, misdirection and two pistols as well as »
- Robert Ottone
I’m always happy to report another sci-fi novel making its way to the big screen and the latest is Marcus Sakey’s novel, Brilliance. This adaptation will be coming to us courtesy of Legendary Pictures and director Julius Onah, whose directing credits have mostly included short films.
THR is reporting that once Julis Onah signed on to the project, Will Smith was quick to follow and is in early talks to star as Nick Cooper. For those of you not familiar with the book, here’s a synopsis.
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper »
- Jess Orso
Will Smith is in talks to join Legendary Pictures' big screen adaptation of Brilliance. A couple of weeks ago the studio announced that Julius Onah will be directing the film from a script written by David Koepp. If Smith joins the project, it will be big deal for the movie, because people will be more likely to go see it.
The story is described as being like the X-Men, "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."
This has the potential to be a really cool film. There is also going to be a trilogy of books that I'm sure the studio hopes will be a franchise. »
- Joey Paur
Having just wrapped on the Glenn Ficarra/John Requa comedy “Focus,” it looks like Will Smith is ready to give the sci-fi genre another chance. He’s in talks to lead “Brilliance,” which is based on the Marcus Sakey novel of the same name. In a world where one percent of all children are born as “brilliants,” Will Smith plays federal agent Nick Cooper, a fellow brilliant who’s especially gifted at hunting down terrorists. But in order to track down a brilliant that’s been deemed the most dangerous man alive, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in. The project’s been setup at Legendary Pictures and the script was penned by David Koepp (“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”). On board to direct is relative newcomer Julius Onah (“The Girl Is In Trouble”), who also has the Jj Abrams-produced project “God Particle” on his slate. Curiously, there »
- Ken Guidry
Will Smith is a man intimately familiar with super-heroics. Whether it's saving the world from alien invaders in "Independence Day" or, um, saving the world from alien invaders in the three "Men in Black" movies (which were based on a series of independent comic books by publisher Malibu), he has been regularly cast as a superhero. (In "Hancock," he was a drunk, self-loathing superhero who turned out to be an angel... or something.) Well, it looks like Smith is about to get back in the literal superhero game for Universal Pictures and Legendary's "Brilliance."
According to The Wrap, Smith is in talks to star in the film for director Julius Onah ("God Particle"), who will be working from a script by David Koepp, who is also quite familiar with superheroes (he wrote "Spider-Man" for Sam Raimi and worked on the troubled "Men in Black III" for Smith). The project is »
- Drew Taylor
Will this be a brilliant move?
The sci-fi story is about a world in which one percent of the people called “brilliants” having special abilities. Nick Cooper, a federal agent in the novel, has a special gift that assists him at hunting terrorists. And his next target is another brilliant who is intending to provoke a civil war.
- Gig Patta
Will Smith is in talks to star in Universal Pictures' upcoming "Brilliance" sci-fi thriller, which will be directed by Julius Onah (God Particle) from a script by David Koepp (War of the Worlds). 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. The film is based on a novel by Marcus Sakey. It was published in August 2013 and is the first of a planned three-book series, with the second book set to be released later this year. »
News Simon Brew 21 Feb 2014 - 06:33
The Wrap has revealed that Smith is in talks for a new science fiction film by the name of Brilliance. It's based on the novel by Marcus Sakley, about a world where some people - 'brilliants' - are born with heightened cognitive abilities. Smith is lined up to play one of said people, whose brain power will apparently make him rather good at tracking down terrorists.
More news on this one as we get it. »
Will Smith will next be seen on the big-screen opposite the superb Margot Robbie in Focus in early 2015, though do look out for him in A New York Winter’S Tale, out in the UK today, in which he appears very briefly. The news we’d all like to hear today is that Big Willie has finally signed on the dotted line to film Bad Boys 3, but alas, not as yet, but he will appear in a new science fiction/ superhero movie called Brilliance, in which he will take the lead.
Here’s a synopsis of the source material, the Marcus Sakey novel of the same name, which was published last year.
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go »
- Paul Heath
A federal agent uses his extraordinary gift to track down a terrorists and must stop a fellow savant who intends to start a civil war.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
The Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel Brilliance became one to watch when they hired up and comer Julius Onah (The Girl Is In Trouble) to direct it. Now, Will Smith is in very early talks to make the project as soon as May, I’ve confirmed. The Wrap broke it. I thought Smith showed a sense of fun as Jimmy Fallon’s first Tonight Show guest this week (particularly in the eveolution of hip-hop dance) than he’s displayed on screen. Following After Earth, an original movie with a fresh director sounds more promising for him than yet another reprise, this one Independence Day 2, which he stepped out of recently. The David Koepp-scripted adaptation, which Joe Roth and Palek Patel are producing with Legendary, is set in a world where a rare set of people are born with extraordinary abilities and are called “brilliants. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Though he won’t be reprising his iconic role as Captain Steve Hiller in Roland Emmerich’s upcoming two-part sequel to Independence Day, Will Smith certainly isn’t finished with the science-fiction genre altogether. Today, we’re hearing that the A-lister is in final negotiations with Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures to star in a potential sci-fi summer tentpole called Brilliance.
Based on the book of the same name by Marcus Sakey, which became a hot property when it hit shelves last August, Brilliance takes place in a world where one percent of the population are born with heightened cognitive abilities and called ‘brilliants.’ Smith will star as Nick Cooper, a federal agent who uses his special abilities to catch the world’s most dangerous terrorists. When Cooper gets on the trail of his most dangerous target yet, a violent brilliant who is intent on igniting a civil war, he »
- Isaac Feldberg
Though we just heard Will Smith likely wasn't returning for Independence Day 2, that doesn't mean he's not looking to get back into sci-fi. Last year we learned that Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures were teaming to adapt Brilliance, a sci-fi novel from Marcus Sakey. But at the time, the book had yet to hit shelves and a writer and director weren't on board. Now The Wrap has word that Julius Onah (God's Particle) will direct the film with a script from Jurassic Park and Mission: Impossible writer David Koepp. And guess what? Smith is in early talks to lead the film as a superpowered federal agent. Read on! Here's the official synopsis of the book: In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman »
- Ethan Anderton
Will Smith is in early talks to star in Brilliance, Legendary’s adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel. Julius Onah is directing the project, which has a script by David Koepp. Joe Roth is producing. The book takes place 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. Smith would play the agent. The talks are in the early
- Borys Kit
The Wrap is reporting Will Smith is in early talks to star in Brilliance for Nigerian-born director Julius Onah (God Particle, Big Man) with script from David Koepp (Premium Rush, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit). amz asin="B00AESRRQS" size="small"Koepp adapted the film from Marcus Sakey's book of the same name, described as follows: In Wyoming, a little girl reads people's darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They're called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. »
- Brad Brevet
Universal will distribute as part of its distribution deal with Legendary.
Pic is based on 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 track down a savant terrorist who intends to start civil war.
David Koepp penned the script. Alex Hedlund will oversee for Legendary.
TheWrap was the first to report the news.
- Justin Kroll
Will Smith’s last two starring roles were for sci-fi oriented films (After Earth and Men in Black 3), and it appears that the actor is keen on continuing that trajectory for his next project. The Wrap reports that Smith is in early talks to star in the sci-fi thriller Brilliance, which is being developed as a potential tentpole for Legendary and Universal. The pic is based on the Marcus Sakey novel of the same name and takes place in a world where once percent of people are born with heightened cognitive abilities, dubbed “brilliants.” Smith would play a federal agent whose gift is put to good use hunting terrorists, but he meets his match when he must track down another "brilliant" who is bent on igniting a civil war. David Koepp (Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds) penned the screenplay, and Julius Onah (God Particle) is set to direct. Onah »
- Adam Chitwood
Just when we thought Will Smith had been burned badly enough by the sci-fi genre with After Earth that he was taking a break, along comes word that he’s in early talks to enter a futuristic world for Brilliance.First optioned by Oz The Great And Powerful producer Joe Roth last year, Marcus Sakey’s book is an X-Men style fable of a world where one per cent of children are born as savants with special powers. Called “brilliants”, many of them have gone on to do incredible things.But, naturally, there are a few bad seeds, including one who has turned his powers to terrorism. Our hero (Smith, we assume, if he signs) is a federal agent, and another of the brilliants, who is using his skills to hunt down rogue members of his society. The novel finally hit bookshelves last July, and was the subject of a »
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