Leonardo Da Vinci is Warner Bros' New Action-Adventure Star
by Ethan Anderton
March 11, 2010
After having his name thrust into controversy and new facets of our pop culture with Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code, historical icon, painter and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci will be getting quite the fictional makeover as THR's Heat Vision reports that Warner Bros has picked up a treatment entitled Leonardo Da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever, which re-imagines Da Vinci as a member of a secret society who falls headlong into a supernatural adventure that pits the man against Biblical demons in a story involving secret codes, lost civilizations, hidden fortresses and fallen angels. So Da Vinci is the new Indiana Jones? Read on!
The trade describes the film as National Treasure and Raiders of the Lost Ark by way of Clash of the Titans, so I'm assuming it will take the mystery and adventure of the two former films along with the intense action of the latter, which doesn't sound all that bad to be honest. Could re-writing history and its major influences like Da Vinci be the new impending trend in Hollywood? It would seem so, at least for WB, who as we saw last week is also re-imagining the history and adventures of Marco Polo as well as a new King Arthur movie with Guy Ritchie directing. It does seem to open up a rather endless possibility of somewhat original stories.