Leonardo da Vinci: Action Hero!
With three different big budgeted movies/tv shows potentially coming out in the next few years featuring Leonardo it shows that da Vinci is only increasing in popularity. Although he was fairly well known in his time he became even more popularized after the Mona Lisa was stolen on 21 August 1911. With the crazy success of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" Leonardo has been catapulted into a re-freshed Renaissance modern day super star.
Universal pictures recently announced it could be making a Leonardo da Vinci action movie. Described “comedy action-adventure feature.” It could include themes of Leo being a super -hero type character that is trying to prevent the Rennesance from digressing back into the "Dark Ages"
"Variety is reporting that Universal has purchased the Leonardo spec, which was penned by Jonny Kurzman (M.I.High). The project will be produced by Oscar-nominees Lawrence and Charles Gordon, whose joint production credits include the first two Die Hard movies andThe Rocketeer; the former also worked behind-the-scenes on Watchmen, while C. Gordon’s most recent production effort was Hitman, back in 2007." Link
This is in addition to both a Starz Tv Show and WB's project possibly titled "Leonardo Da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever"