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09.03.09 23 Comments

Guy Ritchie has agreed to direct a film adaptation of the DC Comic Lobo for Warner Bros, which is interesting, because if I were him, I’d be down at the print shop making business cards that said “Director of Snatch.” Anyway, apparently the character was originally meant to be a parody, though it’s unclear whether the film will be. From Wiki:

An alien, Lobo works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. Although introduced as a hardened, rarely-used noir villain in the 1980s, he languished in limbo until his revival as an anti-hero biker in the early 1990s. The character enjoyed a short run as one of DC’s most popular characters throughout the 1990s. This version of Lobo was intended to be an over-the-top parody of Marvel Comics superhero Wolverine. “I have no idea why Lobo took off,” [co-creator Keith] Giffen once said in an interview. Referring to the 1990s incarnation of Lobo he created, he said, “I came up with him as an indictment of the Punisher, Wolverine, hero prototype and somehow he caught on as the high violence poster boy. Go figure.”

Says Variety:

Production on “Lobo” begins early next year. The character originated in 1983 in “Omega Men,” written by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. Lobo has had several comic incarnations. In the film, he is a seven-foot tall, blue-skinned, indestructible and heavily muscled anti-hero who drives a pimped out motorcycle, and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small town teenaged girl to stop the creatures.

A seven-foot, blue-skinned motorcycle bounty hunter from space?  Oh good, I was worried this was going to be stupid. I have a better character: her name’s Rebecca Lobo, she’s also seven feet tall, plus she’s really good at basketball and eats pussies like you for breakfast.

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