Leonardo da Vinci -- Action Hero? 


Da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci!

So Warner Bros. wants to turn Leonardo da Vinci, painter, inventor, engineer, architect, mathematician, into a full blown action hero!

The Hollywood Reporter told us that the studio has picked up a treatment titled "Leonardo da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever" from producer Adrian Askarieh, who is teaming with Vertigo's Roy Lee and Doug Davison.

The iconic painter of "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper" will be reimagined as a member of a secret society (wow, ala "The Da Vinci Code" -- isn't that ironic, don't you think?) who goes to a supernatural adventure that pits him against Biblical demons. The story involves secret codes (yes, again, "The Da Vinci Code"), lost civilizations, hidden fortresses, and fallen angels.

THR says think "National Treasure" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" by way of "Clash of the Titans," I say, all of the above plus "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons."

WB is into fantastical/historical kick lately. First it was "Sherlock Holmes," then explorer "Marco Polo" ("I Am Legend" director Francis Lawrence is attached), now, it's da Vinci!

They should pit him against "Da Vinci Code's" Robert Langdon! :happy

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