The Screenwriter of LOBO Talks About His Approach To The Film
I don't know about you, but I'm excited about finally seeing the interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter Lobo come to the big screen. It's been a long time coming, and it looks like Michael Bay might actually end up directing it.
The studio think's that Lobo "could be their answer to Deadpool" and now the screenwriter of the film, Jason Fuchs, opens up a little bit about his approach to developing the script. Fuchs in the same guy who wrote Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. and fans hope that he can bring that same level of storytelling quality to Lobo. During an interview with LRM Online, he talked about his work on the film saying:
"I think when you’re working on comic book characters, especially ones that are near and dear to my heart, like Wonder Woman and Lobo are, you want to create something that’s true to what the original text are. I think Wonder Woman really captures the feeling of — not only the original Moulton Marston comics, but the George Perez run in the late-80s. It feels like reading those comics up on the big screen.
"So for something like Lobo, without saying too much about it, it’ll feel, I imagine, quite different, because the Lobo comic itself is quite different. What Keith Giffen and Alan Grant put together was something really unique, and hopefully we’ll capture some of that same spirit when we make the movie."
Some of that same spirit? I hope they capture all of that spirit! There's no word on the story that the film will tell, but I do hope that they adapt the original miniseries Lobo: The Last Czarnian. That story arc is so good. If you're not familiar with the story...
Born on the peaceful and tranquil world of Czarnia, the ultraviolent interstellar bounty hunter Lobo decided one day to kill everyone on the planet so that he would be unique. But years after his massacre of over five billion people, the lunatic assassin learns that one other person from Czarnia still exists, his fourth grade teacher Miss Tribb. Infuriated by the news but bound to duty, Lobo finds himself protecting his teacher from a slew of attackers as part of his latest mission. But in the end, the alien's bloodlust wins out and Lobo truly does become the last of his species when he breaks the neck of his former instructor.
I think that Fuchs will deliver a solid script, and it will be interesting to see if Michael Bay actually does end up directing it. There's no doubt he'll make an exciting action-packed movie, I would just hope that he uses the script that Fuchs writes. If the script is good, everything should fall into place. No matter who directs the film, Lobo is going to be a wild and crazy movie! If it's not, then everything was done wrong.
What would you like to see from this Lobo movie?