And here's one more director who's looking to throw their name in the comic adaptation hat, as Variety reports that Guy Ritchie will jump from Sherlock Holmes to a big-screen adaptation of the DC comic Lobo, about an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. The character, created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, first appeared in an Omega Men issue back in 1983 as a sort of noir villain, though he was later reinvented as an anti-hero biker in the early 1990s.

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?
categories Movies, Sci-Fi