Michael J. Bassett, who directed Solomon Kane and the forthcoming Silent Hill: Revelation, was behind the camera for at least an episode or two of “Da Vinci’s Demons”, a new Starz series penned by the popular David Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises). I wasn’t really sure where they were going with this project. Until now.
The first images from the series have been released (via THR) and they’re amazing! It’s kind of like Hudson Hawk without Bruce Willis with a little bit of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes thrown in for good measure. I’m not sure that this is the intent here, but who knows until we actually see the thing?
In the show, “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.”
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