I've simply lost count of all the projects that Justin Lin has got his hands on. Here's another... CBS has given a pilot order to the crime-fighting super-genius show Scorpion from Justin, Nick Santora, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci.
CBS Orders Drama Pilot From Nick Santora, Justin Lin, Alex Kurtzman & Bob Orci
Scorpion is about an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.
The show is inspired by the true story of Walter O'Brien -- hacker name: Scorpion -- CEO of global think tank Scorpion Computer Services and the man with the fourth-highest documented IQ, who became a "real-life Professor X":
Scorpion is inspired by Walter O'Brien's life and how the man with the fourth-highest documented IQ became a real-life Professor X. It centers on a an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. O'Brien, who will produce, goes by the hacker name of Scorpion and serves as CEO of ScorpionComputerServices.com, a global think-tank for any funded problems. The show is centered on O'Brien's life and how he recruited and trained other geniuses from around the world to save lives and solve problems, from casino security to military drone warfare. Together, the geniuses have learned to help one another round out their personalities in order to better fit in and provide a greater benefit to society than they could working alone.Justin will executive produce and direct the pilot episode.
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