Submarine Deluxe announced today that the company is acquiring the U.S. rights to Julian Jones' Inside the Mind of Leonardo in 3D.  The inspiring world of Leonardo da Vinci is brought to life by acclaimed BAFTA award-winning actor Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) in a unique dramatized documentary directed by Julian Jones and produced by History Films.

Inside the Mind of Leonardo in 3D is based on the artist's private journals dating from the Italian Renaissance. With more than 6,000 pages of handwritten notes and drawings, da Vinci's private journals are the most comprehensive documents that chronicle the work of the world's most renowned inventor, philosopher, painter, and genius. Never before has access been granted to capture these works in 3D HD format.

Using this precious collection of writings and drawings to recount da Vinci's story in his own words, the film re-creates the mindscape and ideas of mankind's greatest polymath. 

In a powerful haunting performance, actor Peter Capaldi portrays Leonardo, dramatically narrating passages and monologues from his journals. Peter Capaldi captures the passion of Leonardo's genius, his understand of the workings of the natural world, his insights on art and life and his inner fears and torments. From the epic to the ordinary, Inside the Mind of Leonardo in 3D explores how Leonardo experienced the world around him.  In turn, the film changes the way we see the world today.

Following a biographical narrative, the feature captures the artist's birth as a bastard peasant, his thwarted ambitions, hurt, anger, and sexual desire as documented within his diaries, but also the mundane evernts everyday life: his shopping lists, health tips, and bawdy jokes.

Dan Braun from Submarine Deluxe stated:

"We are thrilled to be able to bring this captivating film out into the world. I feel that audiences will be surprised and enchanted by Peter Capaldi's performance and Julian Jones's stunning 3D visuals. We are proud to once again be working with History Films and Julian Hobbes on this highly unusual and provocative film".

Julian P. Hobbs, executive producer for History Films, stated:

"We wanted to reveal a whole new layer of one of the world's most mysterious and intriguing characters, using 3D technology that would likely have been a revelation to Leonardo himself. This has been an incredible passion project for us and we are excited to be working with Submarine Deluxe and collaborating with Julian Jones and Peter Capaldi."

Production of Inside the Mind of Leonardo in 3D was handled by IWC Meda and Handel Productions, produced by Julian P. Hobbs and Peter Lovering, written by Nick Dear, co-written and directed by Julian Jones.

Submarine Deluxe will release the film in New York on October 17th with a nationwide theatrical rollout to follow.

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