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Brad Peyton Wrangling Lobo
He'll handle DC's mercenary

20 April 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Brad Peyton Wrangling Lobo

The success of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island has clearly opened some doors for director Brad Peyton, and not just those leading towards a sequel. With a bona fide hit on his hands, he’s being offered various gigs and has clutched one tight to his directing bosom, with Warner Bros. setting him up to direct a movie based on DC Comics’ iconic troublemaker Lobo.

The greasy, long-haired and – oh, yes – interstellar type first appeared in the pages of Omega Man issue 3 way back in 1983, birthed by creators Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen as a riff on the likes of Wolverine. The blue-skinned, KISS-styled goon cropped up from time to time as a tough nut villain, though he was rarely well used.

But he saw a real revival in the 1990s, when he was dragged out of footnote limbo, dusted off and re-imagined as a bounty-hunter.

Peyton is not the first director who has attempted to bring the bounty hunter to the screen. The idea of a Lobo movie has been floating for years, but surfaced most recently in 2009, when Guy Ritchie was announced as taking him on in between Sherlock Holmes movies.

That never came to pass, and now Peyton, who, given his history (which also includes Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore) seems a definitely leftfield choice to direct, will get his shot. There’s no word on who will write the script and zero whispers on casting (feel free to suggest someone, folks!) but we do know Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman are on to produce.


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As I'm not a comic book guy, I have to say ...
... who the f*ck is Lobo? Can't see this getting a Dark Knight budget for a character that's not well known outside of comic circles. That means the mocap thing is probably not affordable but the 'virtual set/green screen' thing would be viable, which Peyton can do. If it were Marvel, it would be on the 'Marvel Knights' imprint, surely? Maybe DC need to start a similar thing? Lower budget fare aimed at the core audience. More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:47 on 23 April 2012 | Report This Post

LOBO could really only be done justice with an R rating and a motion capture job done on whoever ends up playing him. The Rock is a stupid choice, you want someone a little rougher, Mickey Rourke maybe. Hell idris Elba would be a cool choice, as would the guy who was in blood diamond, can't remember his name, but he was rumoured to be playing Kratos in a God of War movie a few years back. More

Posted by clarkkent at 15:39 on 22 April 2012 | Report This Post

Dc Comics rule...A shame there are basically no films.
Much as I like Marvel... DC FOR THE WIN!!! A shame Green Lantern felt like copying Marvel's film style (it was not as bad as the critics made out- I enjoyed it- but it didn't stand out in an already superhero heavy summer...and alongside the wonderful 'THOR'). DC should stick to what they're best at. Taking the whole mythos SERIOUSLY. No Iron-Man style jokes, no 'cool for the sake of cool' moments, rock guitar or slow-mo (well, maybe a little slow- mo). The Dark Knight was PERFECT. Give us The More

Posted by Cyberleader at 02:23 on 22 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The obvious choice seems...
What is it with DC Marvel brings out Avengers, X-Men , Spider-Man etc & what do DC reply with J.L.A, Flash,Legion Of Superheroes or Preacher? NO apart from Batman, Superman & (Green Lantern?y Jonah Hex & now Lobo yes possibly the toughest Bastich in all the Galaxys but not really box-office blockbuster material. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:05 on 21 April 2012 | Report This Post

The obvious choice seems...
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, surely?! More

Posted by partybee at 08:55 on 21 April 2012 | Report This Post

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