Warner Bros. pictures has announced today that their new go to director Guy Ritchie, who is currently finishing up work on Sherlock Holmes, has been locked into another big project — a big screen adaptation of the DC Comics character Lobo.
According to Variety, the film will follow the seven-foot-tall, blue-skinned, indestructible and heavy muscled anti-hero who drives a tricked out motorcycle, and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo then teams with a small town teenaged girl to stop the creatures.
Having never read Lobo (hopefully we can get some readers to chime in here), I can only say that it sounds a bit like Hellboy to me, in which we have a large anti-hero fighting things from another world. That is, I’m assuming that Ritchie and crew will be going with practical effects — CGI might look a little silly. But all of those details are yet to be ironed out.
For now, the only thing Lobo comic fans should be concerned about is the fact that Warner Bros. will be shooting for a PG-13 rating. From what I understand, Lobo is the DC Universe’s answer for characters like Wolverine and The Punisher, the violent, nasty anti-hero. There’s nothing violent and nasty about PG-13 action, if you ask me.
The production is currently working from a script by Don Payne, with Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona on to produce. Production will begin early next year.
What do you think about Guy Ritchie handling Lobo?