Variety reported Wednesday that Guy Ritchie, director of such films as "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells" and "Snatch," has signed on to direct a feature film based on Lobo, the ultraviolent DC Comics character created by Keith Giffen and Roger Slifer.
The film will be produced for Warner Bros. by Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona, with the most recent script written by Don Payne.
According to Variety, the story at present will depict Lobo as "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." In this version of the film, Lobo will team-up with a "small town teenaged girl" to stop the villains.
Production is to begin next year on what WB aims to be a PG-13 film.