Friday, March 12, 2010

Leonardo DaVinci: Superhero


I will quote this story from Ethan Anderton at Firstshowing.net simply and without comment:

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 The Hollywood Reporter'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...


Hollywood Reporter also sez:

In the wake of the worldwide success of "Sherlock Holmes," Warners seems eager to make more projects involving a period setting, a historical figure and the fantastical. Last week, the studio picked up a pitch that has Francis Lawrence attached to direct a supernatural tale featuring explorer Marco Polo, and it's back in business with "Holmes" director Guy Ritchie on a King Arthur project.

5 comments:

Tom Accuosti said...

After "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Abe Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" (both entertaining reads, BTW), this was simply the next step.

I'm waiting for "Hodapp: King of the Werewolves".

Felix said...

except that picture looks like its from the video game Assassins Creed? is that working title in the public eye just something to distract from its video game origin if thats what it is? or is that picture just a picture to fill a space?

J. said...

"Hodapp: King of the Werewolves" - I'd get it. Especially if, like the image in the article, it includes Ezio from Assassin's Creed II.

Chris Hodapp said...

That was the photo attached to the post. I suspect it's far too early for there to be real art attached to the project.

If "art" can be said to be connected in any way to it...

Don Tansey said...

One of the presenations last year at Philosophic Lodge of Research was "Brother Leonardo DaVinci". It was a great presentation, if folks would like to get a copy of it, I believe the Brother who gives it has a laminated hand out which he distributes at nominal cost.

Let me see if I can hunt him up and ask if he would be able to print up a few if folks are interested.

Don Tansey