Guy Ritchie goes Lobo

He'll bring DC's psycho hero to the screen

After a week dominated by Marvel's big deal, DC is fighting back by announcing that Guy Ritchie will take on bounty hunter Lobo.

Once he's finished with Sherlock Holmes, Ritchie will tackle the grungy, seven-foot-tall blue-skinned and nearly indestructible brawler who arrives on Earth in search of four dangerous fugitives.

It's just one of the versions of Lobo that have appeared through the years following his origins in 1983's comic title Omega Man, penned by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen.

Don't get too excited though - it looks like the studio is aiming to scrape off Lobo's rougher edges, aiming to make the film a PG-13. While Chris Nolan made The Dark Knight within those confines, Lobo is a whole other matter.

Lobo neutered? Say it ain't so…

[Source: Variety]

Do you want a teen-friendly Lobo? Or is it a wasted opportunity?


    • darjeelingmike

      Sep 2nd 2009, 23:41

      Don't know much about Lobo but after just doing a bit of quick research I can tell you right now, this won't work as a PG-13 and it won't work with Ritchie at the helm. He's a great director, but he doesn't suit these big films, I want the Rock'n'rolla sequel from him and that's about it. Sherlock Holmes looks good, but this is truly Ritchie out of his depth and it seems DC are scraping the bottom of the barrel for characters seeing as Chris Nolan is busy on Inception. I can't see this working out at all, even the best of directors would have a hard time making this one half decent. Will they be doing him fully CGI'd? Will it be in 3D? Does anyone care seeing as this could be the new Catwoman? I know i'm being overly harsh considering this is just an announcement, but i'm really not a fan of this at all. And does anyone think he looks a lot like Rob Zombie in that picture, from the Hellbilly Deluxe album?

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    • MadMatt

      Sep 3rd 2009, 0:59

      Yes, I do! I was trying to think who he reminded me of. I think I'll wait until Sherlock Holmes is finished and released before judging it and Ritchie's ability to handle big budget escapism. I'm personally rather relieved that he has swallowed his pride and moved away from churning out the same movie over and over again. This and Sherlock seem like healthy career choices for him.

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    • CatSchrodinger

      Sep 3rd 2009, 17:36

      Neutered or not, it couldn't possibly be more sack-less than Hancock was...

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    • HerbalMovement

      Sep 7th 2009, 11:03

      PG13!? This is a really bad idea. Nobody messes with the main man!

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