Alcon Entertainment announced today that it is in final negotiations to develop The Leonardo Job from a screenplay by David Twohy (Pitch Black) with Twohy attached to direct as well. The plot is officially described as follows:
An action thriller about the heist of the "lost" Leonardo da Vinci painting "The Battle of Anghiari"; the story involves two rival master thieves hired to go to Florence to track down the "mythical" painting. These experts use high tech and old tricks to prove the painting exists and pinpoint its location – hidden behind another masterpiece. They are forced to combine skills when their schemes to steal the painting get more complicated and dangerous after they discover they are not the only ones pursuing the hidden treasure.
Michael Nathanson, Joseph Farrell and Catherine Paura will produce along with Johnson and Kosove.