Brad Peyton to Direct DC Comics’ Lobo

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Lobo #1 - DC ComicsDeadline reports that Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton will helm and rewrite a live-action adaptation of DC Comics’ Lobo. The ever-present Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman will produce the film for Warner Bros.

The foul-mouthed character of Lobo is an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. Originally introduced in the 1980s, the character has often remained in limbo but enjoyed a massive popularity during the 1990s, when he would frequently appear in Superman books and was crafted as an anti-hero and parody of The Punisher and Wolverine archetypes.

Lobo has previously appeared in a number of DC animated shows, and originally had his own web series.

There is no word to casting or when production will commence.