[TV] Trailer For “Da Vinci’s Demons” Confirms The Steampunk-Lite Hilarity

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Michael J. Bassett, who directed Solomon Kane and Silent Hill: Revelation, was behind the camera for at least an episode or two of “Da Vinci’s Demons”, a new 8 episode Starz series penned by the popular David Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises).

And now we have the first trailer for the show, which is ridiculous. I’m not saying it doesn’t look entertaining – it does in a way. But they’re clearly just having a good time here, right? This has to be some kind of commentary on the current fascination with updating our favorite historical and literary characters?

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.

Head inside for the trailer! And tell me what song that is.

 
  • crow454

    I’m not seeing any steampunk, and I’m noy seeing any hilarity. I see some bad marketing with bad music and editing for the slick hipster look, but marketing has little to do with a finished product. Everytime you mention this show you seem hellbent to force it into a negative box, seeing things that aren’t there. Last time you saw PICTURE, the one at the top of this thread, and linked it to a Hudson Hawk and Sherlock Holmes ‘vibe’….WTF? This show does not look remotely entertaining, but your weird hate on and associations are just bizarre.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bekki.leibert Bekki Leibert

    Sleepwalking by Photek.