guy ritchie to direct lobo

Here’s a random film and director pairing for you. According to Variety, Guy Ritchie is set to helm a live action adaptation of the DC Comics property, Lobo. The feature will be the next gig for the the director after his stint on the upcoming release, Sherlock Holmes. What in the world does Mr. Ritchie have planned for this comic book anti-hero?

Guy Ritchie will expand on his relationship with Warner Bros, who also produced Sherlock Holmes, by taking on Lobo, an alien interstellar bounty hunter, and overall nut job. The film is set to be an action drama, which will allow it to fall in line with the studio’s other Gothic themed releases such as The Dark Knight.

“Lobo 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.”

The production on the film is set to begin early next year, but there’s no word as to who will star as the title character. Sources are saying that the film will be laced with heavy visual effects, but is aiming for a PG-13 rating. So, it will be graphic but not Watchmen graphic.

I’ve noticed that everyone is jumping on the comic book directing bandwagon. Some of the most unexpected people are taking on these types of projects. I wonder how he plans on visually creating this character, because in my mind he looks like a pale, beast. Also, thanks to my avid viewership of Justice League Unlimited I only hear Brad Garrett’s voice whenever Lobos name is mentioned. Thanks a lot Cartoon Network!

Do you think Ritchie has what it takes to bring Lobo to the big screen?