We could buy turning Sherlock Holmes into an action-adventure hero. But Leonardo da Vinci, the man who painted "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa"? That we'll have to see to believe.
Which is exactly what Warner Brothers is hoping we'll want to do, because according to The Hollywood Reporter, 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. Askarieh came up with the original idea and wrote the treatment, and a search for a writer is now under way.
In addition to being a painter, Leonardo was also an inventor, engineer, architect and mathematician, so the project re-imagines him as a member of a secret society who falls headlong into a supernatural adventure that pits him against biblical demons in a story involving secret codes, lost civilizations, hidden fortresses and fallen angels.
The Hollywood Reporter is calling it National Treasure and Raiders of the Lost Ark by way of Clash of the Titans.
Are you ready to see Leonardo kick butt on the big screen?