Guy Ritchie to adapt DC Comics’ Lobo

From Sherlock Holmes to DC Comics for the Brit helmer.

lobo1993series1Guy Ritchie’s next project after Sherlock Holmes will be an adaptation of DC Comics’ Lobo, according to Variety.

The series followed the alien bounty hunter Lobo as he traversed the universe getting into all kinds of intergalactic scrapes. As well as holding superhuman strength and regenerative powers, Lobo also boasts a high intellect. The character originated in 1983 and was created by writer Roger Slifer and artist Keith Giffen. Being an antihero, this space hunter seems like a good match for Ritchie, who is most at home when handling gritty characters and shady story arcs.

Warner Brothers will be overseeing this project, which is also a co-venture between Silver Pictures and Weed Road. Filming is set to begin early next year. In a surprising announcement, the trade publication reports that Warner Brothers is aiming for a PG-13 rating for the picture.

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