Leonardo da Vinci is next action hero
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)