Update: The video has been pulled from YouTube – I’ll replace with a working copy as soon as one come’s available.
Even though the show won’t hit the airwaves until April 12th when it shows on the Starz network Da Vinci’s Demons is getting some fair press and this two-minute trailer gives us a good idea of the non-stop action we can expect.
The series was developed by David S. Goyer and will focus on the early years of the young Da vinci and the period of history that he lived in. This synopsis is from Goyer’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
We’ve embellished it with what I’m calling historical fantasy; he had an incredible life and we didn’t have to embellish as much as you’d think. I didn’t want to do Ye Olde Historical Drama; I wanted to do something historical, viewed through a modern prism… Da Vinci is kind of superhero-y, there are so many legends and tall tales about him. People have said aside from Christ he’s the most recognizable figure in the world. My approach wasn’t unsimilar to adapting Batman and Superman — obviously we did a lot more research.
Here’s hoping that the actual series lives up to what we see in this trailer.
via Nerd Approved