Not long ago we reported on how Robert Downey Jr. had to drop out of Cowboys & Aliens because Warner Bros. is putting the sequel to Sherlock Holmes on the fast track. Now it looks like Guy Ritchie has left the production of the comic book adaptation of Lobo because of the same reasons. Producer Joel Silver explains.
I don't think he's going to do it now. The studio wants us and Guy to focus on making another 'Sherlock Holmes.' So I think we're going to be doing that. But we're seeing what happens with this. Everybody is analyzing everything. It's all kind of happening right now as we talk. 'Sherlock' is sitting at just about $400 million in worldwide gross and showing itself to be pretty effective and pretty strong. So we're trying to see if we can do something quickly with another 'Sherlock Holmes' movie. We have some ideas and some good story points.
This doesn't mean the Lobo film adaptation is dead, it just means they are going to find another director to take on the project. From the sound of it, everyone is still talking about what exactly they are going to do, but it's definitely a film project that they want to get off the ground and into production.
After watching Sherlock Holmes I would have loved to see Ritchie take on Lobo. But now that's not going to happen. I guess we just have to hope that the next director they bring in will have some talent.