Michael Bay on Warner’s Radar for LOBO Adaptation
THR is reporting Warner Bros. studios wouldn’t mind seeing Michael Bay on the Director’s chair for the decades-in-the-making adaptation of the Lobo comic book. But, sources apparantely say, they don’t want to spend the $200 million the current script would make Lobo cost.
So, it’s perhaps mucho ado about nothing. Bay is currently directing the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, and Warner isn’t even in negotiations with Bay, this is like a feeler between the two parties.
Lobo has been caught in production hell for years, with parties as varied as Will Smith and The Rock at one point or another in talks. This is lazy Friday evening news drop folks.
And for those who aren’t as familiar with the cigar-chomping villain, THR’s description nails it: “Lobo is a foul-mouthed mercenary who looks out for himself above all else.The antihero first appeared in the pages of 1983’s Omega Men No. 3, with the character created by writer Roger Slifer and artist Keith Giffen. He possesses super strength and healing powers that make him a formidable match for heroes and villains alike.”
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