WB Turning Leonardo Da Vinci Into an Action Hero


Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up action-adventure treatment Leonardo da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever from producer Adrian Askarieh, who is teaming with Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Doug Davison.

Da Vinci is known as having been a painter (“Mona Lisa,” “The Last Supper), inventor, engineer, architect and mathematician. The project re-imagines him as a member of a secret society who falls headlong into a supernatural adventure that pits Da Vinci against Biblical demons in a story involving secret codes, lost civilizations, hidden fortresses and fallen angels.

Askarieh, who is producing via his Prime Universe, came up with the original idea and wrote the treatment, with a search for a writer now under way.