A Lobo movie based on the DC Comics intergalactic bounty hunter has been in the works for sometime now. Originally, director Guy Ritchie was attached to direct with Joel Silver producing and a script from Thor‘s Don Payne. He’s since moved on to The Man From U.N.C.L.E and his Arthurian franchise Knights of The Roundtable.
At one time, producer Joel Silver had also been working with Arnold Schwarznegger on a live-action Sgt. Rock movie as well, it was recently revealed by Quentin Tarantino he had been approached to direct.
Since then, there was chatter that Brad Peyton and Dwayne Johnson would be resurrecting the project, but that seemed to disappear when Johnson took the villainous Black Adam role in Shazam! instead.
The Wrap has learned that the project is still very much alive and well, as Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs will take a crack at a brand new script from scratch.
Insiders suggest that Fuchs will start from scratch with his own take on Lobo — an alien who works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. The character became a popular figure among fans of DC comic books following his revival in the early ’90s as a biker anti-hero.
I remember when Latino Review did a script review on Payne’s old script and oddly the entire film took place on Earth, which didn’t sound very appealing. Considering Lobo is a cosmic character giving him his own movie would be a excellent way to expand the DCCU and even help setup projects like Green Lantern Corps. by introducing their own cosmic universe.
It’s unlikely that Peyton would still be involved and we assume another director could be looked at to direct.
Lobo is a character that like Deadpool or Blade could easily be given an R-rated solo adventure. His comics always had that leaning even the live-action low budgeted The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special that was put together over a decade ago was super violent comedic take.
This should get fans like myself amped for the character to finally make his on-screen debut.
I’m curious if Danny Trejo’s tweet has anything to do with this new film incarnation?
SOURCE: THE WRAP