2016 BAFTA Winners

Leonardo DiCaprio is notoriously picky about which projects he tackles as an actor. He hasn’t made a film since finally winning an Oscar for Best Actor in The Revenant, but he’s on board Quentin Tarantino’s developing movie about the Manson Family murders, which is supposed to be his next project. After that, it sounds like he’ll tackle the story of the man who inspired his namesake.

Paramount Pictures has Leonardo DiCaprio lined up to star in an adaptation of Walter Isaacson‘s biography Leonardo da Vinci, about the painter behind the famous “Mona Lisa” and “Last Supper” works who was also known for being a budding inventor, a scholar of anatomy, botany, geology and much more. The studio has also hired a writer who has already worked with DiCaprio on a biographical feature before. Read More »

Warner Bros. isn’t the only studio getting behind the idea of recasting the young life of Renaissance poster boy Leonardo da Vinci as an action movie. Last year, WB started working on Leonardo Da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever, written by Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) from a pitch by producers Adrian Askarieh, Roy Lee and Doug Davison.

Now Universal has its own ‘young Leo’ film: a spec simply called Leonardo, by Jonny Kurzman, with Watchmen and Hellboy producer Larry Gordon producing. Read More »