Lobo: It might roll off the tongue, but this project hasn’t been able to stick with just about anyone in Hollywood. Guy Ritchie was briefly on board the comic adaptation a few years back, but Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows put the kibosh on that little prospect. Since then, the thing’s been toiling in various states of development to, it seems, very little success.
Toil it no longer shall, as Deadline reports that Warner Bros., Joel Silver, and Akiva Goldsman have snagged Brad Peyton (Journey 2, Cats & Dogs 2) to rewrite and get behind the camera for Lobo. Being a neophyte, I can only repeat their description that it’s the story of “an alien that works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter.” (He was rendered into an “anti-hero biker” when the character was resurrected in the ’90s; it’s said this is the incarnation we’ll be treated to in the film version.)
Having even this passing familiarity, Peyton‘s a slightly… odd choice, so long as we’re taking his prior helming work into consideration. (And why wouldn’t we?) Guy Ritchie and his (typically) gritty sensibilities would perfectly accommodate the more “in-your-face” elements of the character, yet the guy we’ve got on board now does fluffy family material. That has its place, sure; I don’t know if Lobo is the place for that, however.
What do you think of Peyton taking Lobo under his wing?
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