Leonardo Da Vinci Might Move From Assassin's Creed Sidekick To Superhero Spotlight


Hollywood loves nothing so much as copying successes. It's how gladiator, vampire and zombie trends start to run amok. And now that historical action hybrids are all the rage -- Sherlock Holmes, The Da Vinci Code, we're looking at you -- there's apparently a rush on projects centered on Leonardo Da Vinci. Slashfilm's got the scoop here.

In a way, the prototypical Renaissance Man could be a great polymath action hero. He may not have been a brawler but he invented amazing contraptions during a time of antiquarian tumult. That's enough for Tinsel Town. It's probably not a coincidence that these projects are finding traction at a time when the Assassin's Creed games have introduced Da Vinci to new audiences via a powerful entertainment medium. Now, if DaVinci's in the Assassin's Creed movie that's in development, then someone might have to call in the Templars.

Young Leonardo Da Vinci Action Movie ‘Leonardo' in Development at Universal [Slashfilm]


    Two words. 'pasquales angel' by Paul j mcauley. Best fictional da Vinci.

    I really hope they don't pull the same thing they did with Sherlock Holmes. I was horrified to learn that it was an action movie.

      I am more worried it will be: Leonardo, 15th Century MacGyver

        Y'know, I know this may be blasphemous to say, but I would totally pay to see that.

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