It appears that the big-screen adaptation of DC Comics' badass intergalactic bounty hunter, Lobo finally has some traction. Warner Bros. has named Brad Peyton, director of the recent box-office 3D hit, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island to not only take the helm, but pen the script.
The character is a hardened, space-motorcycle-riding albino alien version of Dog the Bounty Hunter with super-strength and durability that, in the past, has made him a match for even the likes of Superman. -- Oh, he also has Wolverine-like healing abilities that make him immune to disease, aging, and even some of the most maiming injuries imaginable.
How in the world could Hollywood tackle a film like this?
The Lobo project has long-resided in the rumor mills, and at one point, even had Guy Ritchie pegged to take the director's chair. However, another significant rumor floating around for a few years was that the film focusing on DC's notoriously-crude, violent, often sexist (all in a good way) title would arrive at theaters with only a PG-13 label.
The fact that Warner has appointed a director, whose most notable work is the recent family-friendly fare, Journey 2, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Josh "The Bread Chucker" Hutcherson could be indicative that the ratings rumor is still solid.
Fans of action and sci-fi may at least be encouraged to know that Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman, who have each had a hand in too many significant films in the genre to name, are on board as producers.
Additionally, the move of bringing Brad Peyton, could possibly (and I stress,"possibly,") lead to having The Rock throw on some white body paint and lay the smack down on the galaxy's scummiest candy asses in the most violent ways imaginable. (At least, within the scope of PG-13, anyway.)