Guy Ritchie To Helm “Lobo”
Guy Ritchie has been confirmed by Warner Bros. to be directing Lobo, a live action adaptation of the DC Comics drama about an alien bounty hunter.
A follow-up to his Sherlock Holmes, which will open on Boxing Day, the most recent script draft has been written by Don Payne (of The Simpsons and Rise of the Silver Surfer fame). Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona will produce.
Production on Lobo will begin early next year.
The character originated in 1983 in comic Omega Men, written by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. Lobo has had a few comic incarnations, though in the film he is a seven-foot tall, blue-skinned and indestructible anti-hero on a motorcycle, who comes to Earth in search of four troublesome fugitives.
It is said that Ritchie will be bringing the irreverent tone of his past films like Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels to the picture. We’re poised to see the first mockney superhero.
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