Financing and production company Alcon Entertainment is in final negotiations to acquire, finance and produce the David Twohy (The Fugitive, Pitch Black, G.I. Jane) screenplay The Leonardo Job, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO's Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Twohy is attached to direct as well.
An action thriller about the heist of the "lost" Leonardo da Vinci painting "The Battle of Anghiari"; the story involves two rival master thieves hired to go to Florence to track down the "mythical" painting. These experts use high tech and old tricks to prove the painting exists and pinpoint its location - hidden behind another masterpiece. They are forced to combine skills when their schemes to steal the painting get more complicated and dangerous after they discover they are not the only ones pursuing the hidden treasure.
Michael G. Nathanson, Joseph Farrell and Catherine Paura will produce along with Johnson and Kosove.
Producers Nathanson, Farrell and Paura say "We are excited to be working with David Twohy and to be making our second movie with Alcon on The Leonardo Job because it is one of those movies with all the elements that make for an exciting and compelling entertainment worldwide".
The producers have just completed making Joyful Noise with Alcon to be released in January 2012.
David Twohy is represented by Robert Lazar (ICM) and attorney Mark Temple.