David Koepp has signed on to write the screenplay adaptation for Brilliance, a project we reported last month was acquired by Legendary Pictures.

The story is set in a world where a rare set of people known as "brilliants" are born with amazing abilities. The plot follows one of these gifted men, a government agent with an extraordinary knack for hunting, who tries to track down a terrorist armed with his own special abilities.

Marcus Sakey wrote the novel, the first in a planned trilogy, which will be published this August. Joe Roth and Palak Patel (Oz: The Great and Powerful) are producing, although no production schedule was given.

David Koepp has long been one of Hollywood's most in-demand screenwriters, with blockbusters such as Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, and Spider-Man under his belt. He most recently wrote the screenplays for Premium Rush and the upcoming Jack Ryan reboot.