Warner Bros. has signed Guy Ritchie to direct a live action adaption of the DC Comic anti-hero.
Don Payne wrote the most recent draft of the script.
Ritchie became an indie darling with the release of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and has the much anticipated Sherlock Holmes opening Christmas Day. Lobo will be his next project.
Production is set to begin early next year. The character made his first appearance in 1983 in “Omega Men” Number 3 written by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. Over the years Lobo has had several comic incarnations. In one infamously violent comic he took on and killed Santa Claus.
Apparently in the film, he will be a seven-foot tall, blue-skinned, indestructible and heavily muscled anti-hero who drives a pimped out motorcycle, and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small town teenaged girl to stop the creatures.
Warner Bros. is aiming for a PG-13 rating and will be strong on visual effects.
As Lobo was one of my favorite characters as a kid I’ve got to throw my two cents in here. First, Lobo isn’t blue. Why would they decide to make him blue? That’s just lame. Second, Lobo was one of the most violent comics of its time. This movie should by a Hard R all the way. To make a PG-13 Lobo film his to castrate him. Hopefully Warner Bros. and Guy Ritchie will have a change of heart as they get closer to production.
I’m also really curious who’ll they’ll cast to play Lobo. He is a very larger than life character with a very loud and boisterous attitude. The wrong casting could really cripple this film even if they did go for the R.
Tags: DC Comics, Guy Ritchie, Keith Giffen, Lobo