Because all historical figures should get some sort of rock-and-roll, sexified story or else Hollywood isn’t doing its job, David S. Goyer, the man behind Da Vinci’s Demons is producing an Isaac Newton biopic.
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. bought the rights to Principia, a pitch penned by Christian Contreras, and that Superman v. Batman writer David Goyer will produce. The pitch is allegedly based on actual historical events and will center around Newton and another mathematician using their wits to catch a criminal. The term “thriller” was thrown around multiple times. So we’re thinking National Treasure meets Da Vinci’s Demons with light-to-moderate old-timey décolletage paired with WACKY experiments.