Guy Ritchie is going to draw on his failed marriage to Madonna to produce and direct a movie based on the Main Man himself Lobo. DC Comic’s ultra-violent anti-hero who, like Madonna herself, killed Santa Claus.
According to the Hollywood Reporter Silver Pictures is co-producing the Warner’s production with Weed Road. Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman, and Andrew Rona are producing.
Doug Liman was previously attached to direct the project, though Silver, who has been developing the project for the last 10 years, was looking to reunite with Ritchie, with whom he just wrapped “Sherlock Holmes.”
Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, and was last seen in the pages of DC’s first year long project 52. A new Lobo one-shot to be written by Scott Ian (from Anthrax) and drawn by Sam Kieth. Lobo: Highway to Hell #1 comes out November 4th. No release date for Lobo: The Movie yet.