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"Risk," "Brilliance" Score New Directors

By Garth Franklin Friday February 7th 2014 04:25PM

Rob Cohen ("Fast and the Furious," "xXx") is set to direct upcoming action heist thriller "Risk" which begins production this summer.

The "Topkapi"-style caper story follows a brilliant thief as he is released from prison early to execute a nearly impossible art heist. Eric Harlacher wrote the screenplay.

Meanwhile, Julius Onah ("The Girl Is in Trouble") is set to direct the film adaptation of Marcus Sakey's novel "Brilliance" for Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures.

David Koepp penned the adaptation set in a world where a rare set of people called 'brilliants' are born with extraordinary abilities.

At the center of the story is a federal agent with great hunting skills who is drafted to hunt down a terrorist and 'brilliant' who intends to start a civil war.

Source: Screen

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