There has been a lot of comic talk this week with the Disney/Marvel merger, as well as a reboot of The Fantastic Four and even possible hints of an Incredible Hulk sequel. Now, Variety is reporting that Snatch and the upcoming Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie, is going to be joining the ever increasing list of directors who have made comic to film adaptations. Warner Bros. has locked Ritchie to adapt the DC comic character, Lobo’s big screen debut. This will be Ritchie’s next project after Sherlock Holmes, which opens in December. Production will begin next year on the film, which is based on the most current script draft by Don Payne. The character of Lobo is a fairly new one in the DC Universe, having been introduced in the early 80’s. He is a bounty hunter who travels the galaxy. The film’s plot is described as:
“In the film, he(Lobo) 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.”
Sounds like a pretty kick-ass movie to me as long as Ritchie’s behind it. I know he will bring his visual flair and humor to the film. The only concern I have is that Warner Bros. is aiming for the film to be a PG-13 release which means, more money potential for the studio, but less adult humor/violence for the older audience members. If there is one comic character that begs for an R-rated film, it’s Lobo. What do you think of this news?