Back in March, it was being reported that Wonder Woman’s screenwriter Jason Fuchs had been hired by Warner Bros. to do a new treatment on a Lobo film which has been something that Warners has been working on for many years. While not much has been said since the initial report, it looks like we just got a hint that things are happening. Fuchs posted an image of Lobo last night on his Instagram with no caption to it. Although it’s interesting that the comic is next to a laptop which could him saying that he is currently writing the screenplay for the Lobo film.
Since 2009, one of the many DC Comics properties that Warner Bros. Pictures has tried to get going is for the beloved alien bounty hunter Lobo. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who has now been cast as the anti-hero Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam film, was at one point in talks to bring that character to life in a Lobo adaptation 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.”
Source: Jason Fuchs’ Instagram