Warner Bros. may be having trouble getting their most popular D.C characters such as Wonder Woman and The Flash onto the big screen, but at least that are managing to develop movies of lesser known comic characters. As well as The Losers (which is currently filming) and Jonah Hex Warner Bros. will be making a movie of Lobo, and have hired Guy Ritchie to direct.
Ritchie will make the film his follow-up to “Sherlock Holmes,” the Silver-produced pic that stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. Warner Bros. opens it Christmas Day.
Production on “Lobo” begins early next year. The character originated in 1983 in “Omega Men,” written by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. Lobo has had several comicbook incarnations. In the film, he will be an indestructible, blue-skinned, 7-foot-tall and heavily muscled antihero who drives a pimped-out motorcycle and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small-town teenaged girl to stop the creatures.
WB is aiming for a PG-13 rating. Pic will be strong on visual effects, and Ritchie is expected to bring the irreverent, gruff tone of his past films such as “Snatch” and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.”
I’ve never heard of Lobo before, but it sounds rather badass. I can’t think of any 7 foot muscled actors off the top of my head, so the chances are they will hire a pretty well known actor and do a Hagrid/Juggernaut on him. They’ll have to paint him blue too.