Michael J. Bassett, who directed Solomon Kane and FilmDistrict’s forthcoming Silent Hill: Revelation, is currently behind cameras on “Da Vinci’s Demons”, a new Starz series penned by the popular David Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises).
“As one adventure finishes another begins; home for just two days and now packing my bags again to go hunting some demons with DaVinci,” Bassett teased last week via Twitter.
Here’s the plot crunch: “In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. Leonardo Da Vinci is tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He finds himself in a conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His aspirations are used against him by the opposing forces of the time – luring him into a game of seduction where those who despise his intellect need him most. His quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing. Da Vinci throws himself into his genius and emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of darkness and propels it into light. His story becomes a mirror into our own world, calling us all to join his fight to free the future.”
Watch the Starz promo inside.