Rejoice, fans of the Main Man! Three years after Guy Ritchie first made noise about directing a live-action Lobo movie, based on the D.C. comic book character, Warner Bros. has finally decided to follow up on the property by handing it over to Brad Peyton.
Peyton, coming off the hit “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” with Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson, will write and direct the movie.
Based on the D.C. comic book character, Lobo is a white-faced (see pic below) anti-hero (okay, he’s mostly just a selfish, arrogant, violent douchebaggey dude) who rides the D.C. spaceways on his intergalactic hog (re: bike) working as a bounty hunter. Or an assassin-for-hire. Or pretty much whatever you want to pay him to be.
The character was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen in the ’80s, with the latter continuing and really sharpening Lobo’s character as an intergalactic badass who kick ass and takes names. Lobo is probably as un-D.C. as you can possibly get, which is probably why he never really fit in with any of their titles, and spent the majority of his ’90s in his own limited series or one-shot comics. I haven’t a clue what D.C. has done to/with Lobo since their 52 relaunch, and frankly I don’t want to know.
Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman are producing for Warner Bros.
Speaking of Peyton and “Journey 2″ — Dwayne Johnson for Lobo. Whaddaya think?
Via : Deadline