About a month ago the ‘Lobo’ movie lost Brad Peyton as director, so it seemed as though this long in development film was all but dead. However that is not the case in the slightest.
According to TheWrap, Transformers director Michael Bay is being eyed to direct the DC property for Warner Bros.
Bay has already met with DC on the project and will move forward with negotiations to helm the film based on notes given to executives to that are to be factored into a rewrite. Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs has written the latest draft of the script, which Warner Bros. has been developing for many years.
Since 2009, one of the many DC Comics properties that Warner Bros. has tried to get going is for the famed alien bounty hunter, Lobo. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who has been cast as the anti-hero Black Adam in the upcoming Black Adam standalone film, was once in talks to bring Lobo to life. That is until he departed the project in February of 2013.
The 2009 project had Guy Ritchie attached as the film’s director with Don Payne as the screenwriter and production on the film was supposed to start in early 2010. However, Ritchie departed the project to direct Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows instead. In 2012, Brad Peyton got hired to direct the film instead and also did re-writes on Payne’s version of the script that had this following synopsis:
“Lobo 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 teenage girl to stop the creatures.”
There is no release date for Lobo as of yet.