Guy Ritchie: Signs on to direct DC Comics adaptation "Lobo"
British filmmaker Guy Ritchie has been signed by Warner Bros to direct "Lobo", a big-screen translation of the DC Comics antihero.
Lobo, the character was initially written by Keith Giffen and Roger Slifer in 1983. Lobo is a 7ft tall, blue-skinned, heavily muscled anti-hero, biker and bounty hunter.
Lobo was meant to serve as a parody of violent heroes such as Wolverine and the Punisher. His stories feature a nihilistic streak tinged with dark comedy and excessive violence.
Don Payne wrote the script. Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman, and Andrew Rona will produce the Lobo adaptation. Silver Pictures wil co-produce the Warner Bros' production with Weed Road.
Silver Pictures, who has been developing the project for the past 10 years, will reunite with Ritchie again, with whom he just wrapped "Sherlock Holmes".
Production on Lobo will begin early next year.