According to The Hollywood Reporter, Guggenheim has been signed to write “Leonardo Da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever,” an upcoming adventure film that re-imagines Da Vinci as an action hero. The story reportedly reveals that Da Vinci was part of a secret society which confronted supernatural forces, Biblical demons and fallen angels.
“Leonardo Da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever” was created by Adrian Askarieh, who is on board as a producer with Roy Lee and Doug Davison. The film will be released by Warner Brothers.
Guggenheim has previously written for several comic book series, including “Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Flash,” “Wolverine,” “Blade,” “Young X-Men” and his creator-owned series, “Resurrection.”
Guggenheim is also one of the co-writers of the upcoming “Green Lantern“’ film starring Ryan Reynolds. He has also written for several TV series, including “Law & Order,” “CSI: Miami” and co-created the ABC series “Eli Stone.”
Late last year, Guggenheim stepped down from his role as showrunner on “FlashForward.”
Guggenheim is currently attached to “No Ordinary Family,” a pilot for ABC that features Michael Chiklis as the head of a family that gains superpowers. The project is considered a frontrunner for a full series pickup in the fall.
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