Apart from the story itself, Genius: The Game has a real-life game component. Leopoldo partnered with futurist Brian David Johnson and the Center for Science and the Imagination at the Arizona State University Foundation to put technology and tools in the hands of underprivileged kids from around the world. The participants build STEM skills and work on art, design, communication and music.
"In this moment in time when there's kind of a call of arms for women to say, 'Enough is enough,' I think it's a very relevant movie," executive producer Leopoldo Gout, who met Bloom while she was still running her New York game, told The Hollywood Reporter at the Molly's Game New York premiere earlier this month.”
The series would be multi-lingual, featuring both English and Spanish. Everardo Gout and Leopoldo Gout will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers, with Everardo also directing.
“Get Out” and “BlacKkKlansman” producer QC Entertainment and Endeavor Contenthave concocted a “Genius” idea. The production companies are teaming to develop a TV series based on young adult novels by Leopoldo Gout.
Gout will write the pilot, which focuses on a group of prodigal children from around the world who are brought together to participate in a game that soon becomes more than it seems, sowing the seeds of revolution.
"‘Genius’ is the combination of compelling characters and a story that profoundly resonates with audiences, which we’ve been looking to make as our first television series,” said QC partners Sean McKittrick, Ray Mansfield and Edward H. Hamm Jr.