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Guy Ritchie to direct DC Comics adaptation "Lobo"

By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Guy Ritchie has signed on to direct his first superhero movie, "Lobo," a big-screen translation of the DC Comics antihero.

Lobo is an blue-skinned cigar-chomping alien who is an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. The character is one of DC's more recent creations. He was introduced in the 1980s by creators Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, and for a brief run in the 1990s was one of comicdom's most popular characters.

Lobo was meant to serve as a parody of violent heroes such as Wolverine and the Punisher. His stories feature a nihilistic streak tinged with dark comedy and excessive violence.

Silver Pictures is co-producing the Warners production with Weed Road. Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman, and Andrew Rona are producing. Don Payne wrote the script.

Doug Liman previously was attached to direct the film. Silver, who has been developing the project for the past 10 years, was hoping to reunite with Ritchie, with whom he just wrapped "Sherlock Holmes."

Ritchie -- whose films include "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "RocknRolla" and "Swept Away," which starred his wife at the time, Madonna -- also plans to direct "The Gamekeeper," based on the Virgin Comics title.

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)

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