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

     November 7, 2011

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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  • Al

    another in a long line of creatively bankrupt historical debaucheries a la “Anonymous” and “The Raven”

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  • Ryan

    Because the real Leonardo wasn’t an appealing historical figure on his own…

  • RyanR

    Similarly to how there are two Snow White projects for the same release window, it seems Hollywood will have a bout of Renaissance themed movies at the same time with at least Leonardo & Assassin’s Creed.

  • vxx

    I actually like the sound of this one. Bring it on.

  • Zadir

    Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo?
    Cmon guys, this has to be a joke… Go Turtles!

  • Dedpool

    What’s wrong with taking someone who was already an amazing man, and doing a little creative twist. There was a great book that cast Houdini as a secret agent. And a comic that had him as an actual master of of mystical arts.

  • Tarek

    As long as it is not yet another 3 musketeers movie, I’m in.