Leonardo da Vinci is next action hero
Published 13/03/2010 | 05:00
HE WAS an artist, inventor, scientist and visionary. Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci could soon add another string to his bow: Hollywood action hero.
Warner Bros has announced plans to recast him as an Indiana Jones-style adventurer in a movie, 'Leonardo da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever'.
The film, for which the studio is searching for a scriptwriter, will pit the Renaissance man against a range of "supernatural enemies".
Sceptics are already scoffing, but 'The Da Vinci Code', which was derided by film critics, took more than $750m (€550m) at box offices around the world. (© Daily Telegraph, London)