Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiration to me. He did not rest on one aspect of creativity as it seemed to flow from his very being, challenging physics, math, engineering and of course his artistic endeavors.
But the Warners are drawing their attention to the one aspect no one suspects him of, and making him into a renaissance man of action and supernatural excitement! (that exclamation point is pretty sarcastic)
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.
Da Vinci is best known as the painter behind “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper,” though he also was an inventor, engineer, architect, mathematician among many other occupations. The project 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. Think “National Treasure” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” by way of “Clash of the Titans.”
Yup. Because this is the first thing I think of when I pay observance to the accomplishments of Leonardo Da Vinci.
And secret codes? Like… the Da Vinci code? Who would have thought of that??
Da Vinci was the subject of my Art History study as I was drawn to him for being more than just a painter but as a visionary, but there is a LOT of artistic liberty taken to treat the historical figure as an action hero.
But why the hell not. They can make Vampires glitter, make Batman look plausible, and make a scifi western space opera, so who’s to say that this will suck just because it isn’t what we expect?
I am trying to remain positive here, but I hope it doesn’t slap me in the face!