When it comes to DC Comics adaptations and Warner Brothers, there have been a great share of successes, such asThe Dark Knight and Superman, but also a great deal of failures, like Jonah Hex, Catwoman, Green Lantern. With Marvel having proving how much of a juggernaut it can be with taking the source material to the big screen, WB is struggling to get their own properties moving. Now, they’re hoping to pull off another win in their favor by taking popular 90s anti-hero, and breathing some life into his film once again.
Deadline reports that Warner Brothers has hired Journey 2 andCats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore director Brad Peyton to both helm and rewrite Lobo, a DC Comics property that’s been in the works for some time now. The project will be produced by Akiva Goldsman (Jonah Hex) and Joel Silver (Speed Racer,Fred Claus).
The film originally began to go through the pipeline in 2009, with Guy Ritchie initially slated to direct. The first script was described of having the premise, “Lobo 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 teenage girl to stop the creatures.” Right now, it’s unknown just how far this new script will change from that premise, but expect it to be tweaked quite a good deal.
Lobo was originally a villain in DC Comics until he was reintroduced in the 90s, and gained massive popularity. The character appeared in Superman: The Animated Series andJustice League, originally supposed to have his own animated series that Kids WB ultimately passed on. Lobo will actually be appearing in the Season 2 premiere of Young Justice, which airs next Saturday morning on Cartoon Network.
It’s unclear as to when Warner Brothers is aiming for Lobo to hit theaters, as the project is seen in early production.