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Will Smith Snags Lead Role In Sci-Fi Thriller Brilliance

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
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Nice! Julius Onah Tapped By J.J. Abrams To Direct Sci-Fi Thriller 'God Particle' For Paramount

Great Look for Mr Julius Onah! This is pretty big! First, some back-story... Long-time readers of this blog, going way back to its early days 3 1/2 years ago, will remember Julius Onah's name on the very first list of S&A's Black Filmmakers to watch list in mid-2009. At the time, the Nigerian-born filmmaker was pursuing an Mfa in film at Nyu's Tisch School, and had been selected as a Dean’s Fellow; his short film, The Boundary, which starred Alexander Siddig (Syriana, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) was designated by Amnesty International as one of its “Movies That Matter,“ and was acquired by HBO; also at the time, he was working on...
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Watch “The Boundary” (Short Shots)

From my inbox… a short film directed by award-winning Julius Onah, a Nigerian filmmaker who’s currently pursuing his Mfa in film at Nyu’s prestigious Tisch School, where he’s been selected as a Dean’s Fellow.

The Boundary, which stars Alexander Siddig (Syriana, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) was designated by Amnesty International as one of its “Movies That Matter“, it screened world wide, and eventually aired on HBO.

Julius is currently working on his feature debut titled, The Girl Is In Trouble, which is being executive produced by Spike Lee. The film was also selected for the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2010 Tribeca All Access program.

Watch The Boundary below, which just debuted on Hulu:
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