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Guy Ritchie to Direct Lobo

Published September 2, 2009 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
With DC Comics scoring big for Warner Bros., the studio has every reason to go through the label's entire library. Sifting through the titles they ran into Lobo and, though it might be a trickier character to find an audience for, they did already grab Guy Ritchie.

Lobo Movie Coming

Having Guy Ritchie direct Lobo also keeps him close to Warner Bros, who have to be happy with what they've seen from Sherlock Holmes. The studio has a script ready to go from scribe Don Payne, with names like Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona onboard to produce. All they really need now is a cast.

If you haven't heard of Lobo, the character originated in 1983 in Omega Men, written by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. Lobo has had several comic incarnations. In the film, he is 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 bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small town teenaged girl to stop the creatures.

Since the story is one of the grittier of the comicbooks out there, Guy Ritchie, who has given us movies like Snatch and Lock, Stock, seems like the perfect fit. But don't start thinking "R" just yet. Playing it safe, Warner Bros is shooting for a PG-13 rating.

Production on Lobo should begin early next year.

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