Guy Ritchie To Go Toe-To-Toe With Lobo

LoboComicHoping to get a enormous paycheck from that high-paying cinematic machine known as the Comic Book Movie Adaptation, “Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels” director Guy Ritchie has announced that “Lobo,” a series published by DC Comics, will be the next literary character he brings to the big screen. The big blue interstellar mercenary with a penchant for extreme violence was conceived as an over-the-top version of Marvel’s “Wolverine” by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, and quickly became popular with fans who gravitate towards stories with insane levels of blood and gore.

If that’s the case, why is Ritchie aiming for a PG-13 rating? Which Hollywood big shot will be cast as the titular character? More importantly, will anyone care enough to check out the movie if the director doesn’t stay true to the source material? I’m sure more information will begin trickling out very soon, and I’m more than a little curious to see how this project unfolds. Until then, enjoy the “Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special,” a strangely enjoyable short film from Scott Leberecht. It’s kinda fun.

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Via : Variety



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Okay it’s not Ritchi aiming for the PG-13 I bet, it’s probably WB cause Watchmen didn’t make enough money for them being an R rated comic film. However as with Watchmen, Lobo HAS to be a hard R, just as Wanted, and 300 were. It’s just too violent a charatcer. WB did a decent job kiddifying him for the Superman and Justice League episodes he showed up in (voiced perfectly by Brad Garret), but this is a mistake. However for casting I’m going with Kevin Durand (who played a similar character in Smokin Aces), or Tyler Mane.

  • Dedpool

    Okay it’s not Ritchi aiming for the PG-13 I bet, it’s probably WB cause Watchmen didn’t make enough money for them being an R rated comic film. However as with Watchmen, Lobo HAS to be a hard R, just as Wanted, and 300 were. It’s just too violent a charatcer. WB did a decent job kiddifying him for the Superman and Justice League episodes he showed up in (voiced perfectly by Brad Garret), but this is a mistake. However for casting I’m going with Kevin Durand (who played a similar character in Smokin Aces), or Tyler Mane.

  • http://www.timdiemart.com tripur

    If Lobo isn’t R then it’s not going to be worth it. Lobo is R rated, that’s just how it is. That’s his humor, that’s his style.

  • http://www.timdiemart.com/ tripur

    If Lobo isn’t R then it’s not going to be worth it. Lobo is R rated, that’s just how it is. That’s his humor, that’s his style.