Legendary Pictures has picked up rights to Marcus Sakey's upcoming sci-fi novel titled Brilliance. The book is scheduled to hit shelves this July.

The sci-fi tale is set in an alternate present day environment, where one percent of newborns, called Brilliants, have super human powers. The story centers on a federal agent, who utilizes his special ability to become a hunter of terrorists and prevents a savant enemy's attempt to provoke a civil war.

Oz: The Great and Powerful's Joe Roth and Palak Patel are producing.

No production schedule has been released.