The director of such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and the upcomimng Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams, has just landed a brand new directing gig to expand his already extensive resume. What’s next for Ritchie? The director has signed on to helm the live action adaptation of the DC comic book Lobo for Warner Brothers and producers Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona.
In case you’re not familiar, the movie, adapted by Don Payne, concerns a seven foot, blue skinned, heavily muscled anti-hero and interstallar bounty hunter who comes to earth in search of some fugitives intent on destruction. Once here, he teams up with a small town teenaged girl to help stop the mayhem and in the process learns a little something about humanity. Or, I might have made that last bit up. Either way, the film sounds pretty cool and Lobo is a pretty great character that will do well as a movie.
At any rate, according to the report, Warner Bros. is looking for a PG-13 rated experience which will hopefully bring in the audience that stayed home instead of watching X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film will also, which is no surprise, be heavy in the special and visual effects areas. The movie is expected to start production early next year and I can’t wait to find out who ends up playing Lobo. Thoughts?