Guggenheim Pens “da Vinci” & “Baghdad”

“FlashForward” showrunner and “Green Lantern” scribe Marc Guggenheim has been hired to pen new drafts of two major adventure films that could become franchises for Warner Bros. Pictures says Heat Vision.

The first is fantasy actioneer “Leonardo da Vinci and the Soldiers of Forever” which re-imagines the Renaissance-era Italian genius as a member of a secret society that tracks and hunts down Biblical demons.

daVinci soon sets out on an action-packed quest involving secret codes, lost civilizations, hidden fortresses and fallen angels. Adrian Askarieh, Roy Lee and Doug Davison will produce.

Guggenhem will also work on a draft of “Thieves of Baghdad”, a 10th century family adventure borrowing heavily from the “1,001 Nights” fables.

Cole Hadden’s script is described as an ancient Arabian “Ocean’s 11” with the likes of Sinbad, Ali Baba and various others teaming for a major heist. Flying carpets, sword fights and genies are all worked into the action. Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne will produce.