"Lobo," a fringe character at DC, is an intergalactic bounty hunter who looks very much like a beefy biker with a love of old Kiss 45's. Created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen in the eighties, he was a parody of other extreme characters like the Punisher and Wolverine, but became immensely popular in the nineties for representing exactly what he was meant to mock. Despite having a stable of characters with global name recognition, DC will move ahead with an adaptation of this one-note character in a film idea that has "Interstellar Jonah Hex" written all over it.
Guy Ritchie was originally developing this project a couple of years back, though he bailed to make the second of two back-to-back $500 million-grossing "Sherlock Holmes" films. Peyton now looks like the WB's golden child after having made the studio $320 million worldwide with "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." Peyton has already been tasked with returning to that franchise, though he's got much bigger collaborators attached to "Lobo" in superproducers Joel Silver and King Midas-in-reverse Akiva Goldsman. Quick, tell the biggest Lobo fan you know this news is happening. We'll wait. [Deadline]