Don Payne penned the latest draft, while Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona will produce for Warner Bros. Production is set to begin next year on the film, which will be interesting because its lead character is, as Variety describes him, 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 bend on wreaking havoc." Apparently, Lobo will then team up with a teenage girl to stop the creatures.
I was loving the description until they got to the part where he teams up with a teenage girl? Really? Why? Really? Ugh. Should the film become a success, Lobo has crossed over and had run-ins with other DC superheroes like Batman and Superman, so the potential to do something Marvel-ish is there. The studio is aiming for a PG-13 flick, and I imagine something along the lines of Hellboy ... but with Guy Ritchie's familiar stop-go-punch style of filmmaking.
Any fans of Lobo out there? What do you think about Ritchie tackling the project?
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