Looks like Guy Ritchie is done with his little British flicks. With this winter’s Sherlock Holmes closing in on us, Ritchie has just signed on for another high-profile project, the DC Comics adapation, Lobo.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ritchie will be reteaming with producer Joel Silver, with whom he just finished work on Holmes, to bring the big blue DC anti-hero known as Lobo to the big screen.
A Lobo film has been in development for quite some time, with Mr. and Mrs. Smith director Doug Liman attached at one time, but now the guy seems to have found a home with Mr. Ritchie.
For those unfamiliar with the character of Lobo–myself included–he’s an interstellar bounty hunter and the center of many ultraviolent stories meant to parody the more violent superheroes like Wolverine and The Punisher.
Sounds like something Guy Ritchie might be pretty adept at doing, although they can’t get too over-the-top. After Watchmen disappointed at the box office, DC vowed to never make another R-rated superhero movie again. Because that had everything to do with the fact that it was R-rated and not because it was over two-and-a-half hours and really talky with a downer ending.