In the world of sometimes needless comic book adaptations, there have been two absolute sins. One – the fact that we’re still waiting on a good movie based upon Spawn and two – DC Comics’ Lobo hasn’t gotten any love. Thankfully one of those two things is about to change.
According to Deadline, Brad Peyton, who helmed the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, has just been set by Warner Bros. to rewrite and direct Lobo, the live-action film based on the DC Comics franchise. Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman are producing.
Lobo is an alien that works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. Introduced as a hardened, rarely used hard-boiled villain in the 1980s, the character remained in limbo until his revival as an anti-hero biker in the early 1990s, when he became one of the most popular characters in the DC Comics stable.
The character also appeared in a short film played by Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake), but something tells us he won’t be reprising that role anytime soon. Check out the short below.
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