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Old 09-02-09, 02:58 PM
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Lobo -- news, rumors, etc.

Ritchie Locked for Lobo

Warner Bros. has locked Guy Ritchie to direct “Lobo,” the live action adaptation of the DC Comics drama about an alien interstellar bounty hunter.

Don Payne wrote the most recent script draft, and Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona will produce. Pic is a co-production between Silver Pictures and Weed Road.

Ritchie will make the film his follow-up to “Sherlock Holmes,” the Silver-produced film that stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams, which Warner Bros. opens Christmas Day.

Production on “Lobo” begins early next year. The character originated in 1983 in “Omega Men,” written by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. Lobo has had several comic incarnations. In the film, he 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 teenaged girl to stop the creatures.

WB is aiming for a PG-13 rating. Pic will be strong on visual effects, and Ritchie will bring the irreverent, gruff tone of past films like "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels."

Steve Richards and Kerry Foster will be executive producers.

With all the attention on Disney’s Marvel deal, the Ritchie deals gives WB yet another production start through its DC Comics banner. Silver and Goldsman are producers on “The Losers,” while Goldsman is a producer on “Jonah Hex.” WB recently set Ryan Reynolds to play the title character in the Martin Campbell-directed “Green Lantern.” DC Comics is a WB-owned entity, and Gregory Noveck steers the film adaptations for DC.

Ritchie is repped by CAA.
http://weblogs.variety.com/bfdealmem....html?nid=2854
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Re: Guy Ritchie to direct Lobo

Ritchie doesn't really strike me as the type of director that would be suited for a comic book movie. I'm curious how how Lobo will look. The makeup for Hellboy worked ok, so I wonder if they'll go that route.
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I see your Claude Atkins and raise you Tor Johnson from BRIDE OF THE MONSTERS & NIGHT OF THE GHOULS:

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Teams with a little girl? I'm worried already.


Anyway, I just read "Last Sons" where Lobo was a main character along with Superman and Martian Manhunter. The Main Man is INSANE and I have a hard time believing any live action flick could do him justice.
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Ritchie doesn't really strike me as the type of director that would be suited for a comic book movie. I'm curious how how Lobo will look. The makeup for Hellboy worked ok, so I wonder if they'll go that route.
Really? I've always thought that his films had a comic book feel to them.
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At first I thought this thread would be about the '70s soft rock band, Lobo.
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PG-13 and probably under 2 hours? I'M THERE
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hard R and probably a 2:30 bloodfest? i'm there
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Sweet. One of my favs in the DC universe.
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This'll be interesting to see...
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Do bad they're aiming for a PG-13. This is one property that should be proudly rated R.


Not to say I'm surprised.
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A movie about Lobo that's directed by Guy Ritchie. "PG-13" and "small town teenaged girl" do not compute. Now "hard R" and "small town buxom whore"...
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Once again showing how out of touch I am with these things. This was the first thing that came to mind. Actually, kind of would have liked a Guy Ritchie directed Sheriff Lobo movie
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There's already a trailer out for the film..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbRTRkSh244

Seriously, this is going to be awful.
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A movie about Lobo that's directed by Guy Ritchie. "PG-13" and "small town teenaged girl" do not compute. Now "hard R" and "small town buxom whore"...
That last take you have is what I totally would imagine it to be. PG-13 is kinda hard to see.
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Re: Guy Ritchie to direct Lobo

Ok, so just so we're clear...

- PG-13
- takes place in America
- teams with small teenage girl
- Guy Ritchie

Yep, this has SUCK written all over it.
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because it kinda works.
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Danny Trejo would be an awesome Lobo!

But that Lobo vs. Wolverine fight was BS. If Wolverine could fight Lobo, it means he could fight Superman. That's just not possible.
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Re: Guy Ritchie to direct Lobo

Since Mark Steven Johnson directed the masterpiece GHOST RIDER, then he should also direct LOBO!


I say go with Jeffrey Dean Morgan to star as Lobo. He's already been in D.C.'s WATCHMEN and THE LOSERS.

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Re: Guy Ritchie to direct Lobo

Another day, another press release about a D-level comic book character attached to an arbitrary director.

This movie will never happen.
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How on earth does this guy keep getting work?
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