Guy Ritchie has signed on to direct an adaptation of the DC Comics character Lobo, who just so happens to be an alien interstellar bounty hunter. According to Variety Don Payne wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, with Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona set to produce.

The film will serve as Ritchie's follow-up to this Christmas' Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. The character first appeared in the 1983 DC comic Omega Men, written by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. Lobo has had several comic incarnations. In this new film, he will be a seven-foot tall, blue-skinned, indestructible and heavily muscled anti-hero who drives a pimped out motorcycle, and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small town teenaged girl to stop the creatures.

Warner Brothers is looking to make the film PG-13 rated. Production on Lobo is set to being early next year.

B. Alan Orange