DC Comic's Lobo Finds Its Director
Deadline has breaking news on everyone’s favorite alien bounty hunter anti-hero Lobo. Brad Peyton, who directed Journey 2: The Mysterious Island has just been announced as Warner Brothers choice to rewrite and direct Lobo. It is slated to be a live action film, based on the comics of course, with Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman lined up to produce.
For all you bastiches that don’t know about the main man Lobo:
Lobo is an alien that works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. Introduced as a hardened, rarely used hard boiled villain in the 1980s, the character remained in limbo until his revival as an anti-hero biker in the early 1990s, when he became on of the most popular characters in the DC Comics stable.
Lobo’s creating artist, Keith Griffin, once said in an interview “I have no idea why Lobo took off, I came up with him as an indictment of the Punisher, Wolverine, hero prototype and somehow he caught on as the high violence poster boy. Go figure.“
The Main Man is a fan favorite to a number of people, and they (myself included) should be pretty psyched for this news. Peyton doesn’t have many films under his belt, mainly Journey 2 and Cats and Dogs:The Revenge of Kitty Galore, so that may give some fans hesitation. I will give Warner Brothers credit for an unconventional choice. They did alright with Batman, but then you also have Green Lantern. This could go either way. I’m sure a lot more information will come out of this announcement, and we’ll be sure to bring it to you!
Source : Deadline