This is the post in which Madam Von Sassypants blows her brains out.
Warner Bros. has picked up a treatment called Leonardo da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever which takes the famed inventor and makes him the member of a secret society who gets into all kinds of trouble!
The treatment re-imagines Da Vinci in “a supernatural adventure that pits the man against Biblical demons in a story involving secret codes, lost civilizations, hidden fortresses and fallen angels.”
It’s meant to be National Treasure crossed with Raiders of the Lost Ark and Clash of the Titans. (Source)
Hey! Let’s take the interest in Leonardo da Vinci garnered by simple-minded folk from the inexplicably popular The Da Vinci Code, add some blockbuster special effects, maybe a smokin’ babe or two, and basically rewrite history to make him some sort of swashbuckling, totally hetero, King of the Christians kind of dude! Mona Lisa what? Oh fuck that shit, paintings are boring as hell. Vitruvian Man? Dude’s a pussy. Oooh, let’s get Nicholas Cage to play Da Vinci!