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Journey 2 director Brad Peyton to adapt DC Comic Lobo for Warner Bros.

04.20.2012by: Jake Dee

You familiar with LOBO, the extraterrestrial lone-wolf?

If so, you might be happy to know Warner Bros. has just tapped Brad Peyton (JOURNEY 2: MYSTERIOUS ISLAND) to rewrite and direct a live-action LOBO adaptation. If you're unfamiliar with the character, LOBO is an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter that's morphed over the years from hardcore villain to a more beloved antihero. He first appeared in issue #3 of Omega Man in 1983. Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman are producing the film adaptation.

Here's a more detailed character bio from Wikipedia:

Lobo is a Czarnian (originally a Velorpian in the Omega Men series) with exceptional strength and fortitude. He enjoys nothing better than mindless violence and intoxication. Killing is an end in itself; his name roughly translates as "he who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it." He is also arrogant and self-centered, focusing almost solely on his own pleasures, although he proudly lives up to the letter of his promises: no more or no less than what he promised. Lobo is the last of his kind, having committed complete genocide by killing all the other Czarnians for fun.

As detailed in Lobo #0, Lobo unleashed a violent plague of flying scorpions upon his homeworld, killing most of its citizens. In Superman: The Animated Series, Lobo nonchalantly tells Superman the fate of his race: "I'm the last Czarnian. I fragged the rest of the planet for my high school science project. Gave myself an A."

A violent plague of flying scorpions? Yup, I'm sold. How about you?

JOURNEY 2 star Vanessa Hundgens

Extra Tidbit: As much as I'm down with LOBO, I'm equally opposed to this Brad Peyton fella. JOURNEY 2????
Source: Deadline

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