Universal Pictures to Make Young Leonardo da Vinci an Action-Star in LEONARDO

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In an action-adventure spec script by Jonny Kurzman (M.I.High), a young Leonardo da Vinci embarks on a quest to prevent the Dark Ages from reclaiming Renaissance Europe. Leonardo was recently picked up Universal Pictures International after it was brought in by Philip Westgren at Lawrence Gordon Productions. The production company counts Watchmen and Hellboy under its recent producing credits. According to Variety, Westgren will oversee the project.

The definition of a Renaissance man, da Vinci was a master of arts and sciences. Best known for his paintings, the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper,” da Vinci was also an inventor who possessed staggering foresight. There are records of blueprints for his conceptual designs of helicopters, tanks, calculators and possibly the world’s first robot. In times of trouble, perhaps he’ll call in his fellow Renaissance men, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo.

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