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Rejoice, fans of Lobo! Your beloved alien bounty hunter is finally making his way to the big screen. Warner Brothers has hired Brad Peyton ('Journey 2: The Mysterious Island') to rewrite and direct the Lobo feature film, but this is not the first crack the studio has taken at this character. At one point Guy Ritchie was tapped to direct, and it would stand to reason that the script for that dormant project is precisely what Peyton will now be rewriting. Lobo first appeared in DC comics as a villain in the 80s, but didn't achieve widespread popularity until the early 90s when he was revamped as an anti-hero biker. This latest Lobo film adaptation will be produced by Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman.
Lobo is a character of whom I have little, strike that, no knowledge base. I've heard of him, seen a few covers as I flipped through comic store bins, but I knew zero about him until this story broke. I like the idea of an intergalactic bounty hunter, and I hope that's the version of him they choose to explore. The anti-hero biker angle has already been done with the two 'Ghost Rider' films. Having said that, I don't need to be a Lobo expert to have serious reservations about Brad Peyton as a director. The guy's helmed two features films: 'Journey 2' and 'Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.' Both films are children's fare, and both are pretty bad. I can't imagine him taking on material as dark as it sounds like Lobo could be. But I'm willing to concede that maybe there's something I'm unaware of in the Lobo canon that would give Peyton the edge?
Can our Lobo expert Spillios help me out? What do you think of Peyton directing this? Who would have been your choice?