Will Smith’s first post-Oscars slap film, Brilliance, lands Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Brilliance is an adaptation of Marcus Sakey’s novel of the identical title, which is about in a world the place the federal government retains tabs on super-powered kids often known as “Brilliants” and folks known as “abnorms.” The movie has been within the works for fairly a while, with Smith first getting into talks to star again in 2014, Practically a decade later, amidst the Smith/Oscars controversy, the venture has some ahead momentum with a director signing on.
Per Deadline, Obaid-Chinoy will helm Brilliance, drawing from a script written by Akiva Goldsman. The outlet additionally notes Smith has not signed on to star in Brilliance, although he’s onboard as a producer. Ought to Smith act in Brilliance, he would tackle the function of Nick Cooper, a Division of Evaluation and Response agent who makes use of his personal skills to seek out prison abnorms.
Though Smith made a tentative return to social media, beginning with an apology video answering fan questions relating to the infamous Oscar slap, he has remained comparatively quiet about his upcoming work till now. Regardless of the decade-long ban from the Oscars, the actor continues to be eligible to win awards. His upcoming movie, Emancipation, might obtain an Oscar season launch date as an awards play for Apple. Due to this, Smith may even see no cause to stop making movies like Brilliance, whether or not he’s on-screen or behind the scenes.