Akiva Goldsman Says Lobo Movie Design Is "Pretty Much Done"
10.20.09 by BJSprecher
Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) has thrown off the shackles of his comic book movie mistake,
Batman & Robin, and is forging ahead with multiple comic adaptations. One he's especially excited about is a live-action version of DC Comics' Lobo, a nearly-immortal alien bounty hunter with a penchant for heavy metal, loose women, and extreme violence.
(RocknRolla) is attached to direct, and Goldsman told the LA Times that he is excited to see what Ritchie can do with the character.
There's something hyperbolic and authentic about a Guy Ritchie movie. His best movie are deeply, deeply stylized yet they are all grounded; there's a grit of stylization, which sounds like an oxymoron but it makes perfect sense when you've seen his films.
We've never seen Guy's sensibility married to a project with such a large special effects budget.
While no plot details have been released and no casting decisions have been made yet, Goldsman said that at least one phase of pre-production is nearly done.
We've got the character design pretty much done and the test will get us moving forward to the next step.
Next up for Ritchie is Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson.