Ritchie to direct DC Comics’ Lobo

Guy Ritchie has signed on to direct a live-action adaptation of Lobo, a comic book series centered on an alien bounty hunter.

 

In the film Lobo will be an indestructible, blue-skinned, 7-foot-tall and heavily muscled antihero who drives a pimped-out motorcycle and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small-town teenaged girl to stop the creatures. The movie will be “strong on visual effects.”

 

Joel Silver (The Matrix) is producing along with Warner Bros, who owns DC Comics and all of its characters.