Marc Guggenheim has been hired by Warner Brothers to write two films for the studio, Leonardo da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever and Thieves of Bagdad, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog.
As we reported here last month, Leonardo da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever re-imagines the renaissance man as a member of a secret society who sets off on an adventure that uncovers supernatural secrets, biblical demons and lost civilizations. Guggenheim will be working from a story treatment by Adrian Askarieh (Hitman), the producer of the project.
Guggenheim’s other Warner Brothers writing project is Thieves of Bagdad, which sees Sinbad, Ali Baba and plethora of thieves from Arabic folk tales coming together to pull off the biggest heist of their criminal careers.
Marc Guggenheim is more than up for the task on both these films. He co-created ABC’s Eli Stone and was a showrunner for Flash Forward. His writing credits include the upcoming Green Lantern film, and also penned comics for both marvel (Web of Spider-Man, Young X-Men) and DC (Flash). His independent comic, Resurrection, is also in development at Universal.