Leonardo DiCaprio's Da Vinci Biopic Finds Screenwriter

Bronwen Sharp
John Logan

'Skyfall' scribe John Logan will adapt Walter Isaacson's biography about the Renaissance artist for the film from Paramount and Appian Way.

John Logan has been tapped to adapt Walter Isaacson's biography about Leonardo da Vinci.

Paramount and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way optioned Isaacson's latest biography, following another of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that was turned into writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie adaptation. DiCaprio is set to star as the famed Renaissance artist and scientist.

Logan, who wrote two recent James Bond screenplays, Spectre and Skyfall, also has movie credits like Any Given Sunday, Gladiator and The Aviator, the Howard Hughes biopic that also starred DiCaprio.

Logan also created the Penny Dreadful TV series. DiCaprio, who hasn't been seen on the big screen since his Oscar-winning turn in The Revenant, may reunite with Quentin Tarantino for the director's upcoming Charles Manson movie.