Leonardo da Vinci: Adventurer Hero

March 11, 2010


Is it wrong I think this is kind of a great idea?

[Warner Bros.] 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 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."

Leonardo and his Soldiers of Forever using primitive helicopters and the first tanks to kill some unholy demons and, hopefully, save Mona Lisa? I wish I had a complaint about this, but thus far everything seems to be on track. You may continue.

UPDATE: in the comments, Dongle makes a good point. The Tick nearly did this already. And it was pretty great. Thus, my opinion does not change.

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