His show “FlashForward” may be careening towards cancellation, but showrunner Marc Guggenheim might not care too much because he seems to have his hands full on the big screen right now. After penning “Green Lantern”, Guggenheim has now been tapped to work on two high-profile, high-concept films: “Leonardo Da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever” and “Thieves of Baghdad”.
Based on an original idea by producer Adrian Askarieh, “Soldiers of Forever” re-imagines Renaissance man Da Vinci as an action hero, a member of a secret society who falls headlong into a supernatural adventure that pits the man against Biblical demons in a story involving secret codes, lost civilizations, hidden fortresses and fallen angels. Basically, “The Da Vinci Code” with the actual guy and minus the boredom.
“Thieves of Baghdad”, meanwhile, re-imagines the “Arabian Nights” story with Sinbad, Ali Baba and others from the classic tale teaming up to pull off the biggest heist of their criminal careers. Now if they can only get George Clooney and Brad Pitt to meet with Jake Gyllenhaal…