Lobo is one of those characters that will be difficult to translate to the big screen, and given the poor performance of Green Lantern, we're surprised to hear that Warner Bros. is interested in moving forward with this proejct. Producer Joel Silver has been interested in Lobo movie for quite some time, and it has been revealed that a director has been hired.

Deadline announced that Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton has been hired by Warner Bros. to re-write and direct Lobo, with Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman producing. For those who are not familiar with the character, here is a brief rundown:

"Lobo is an alien that works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. Introduced as a hardened, rarely used hard-boiled villain in the 1980s, the character remained in limbo until his revival as an anti-hero biker in the early 1990s, when he became on of the most popular characters in the DC Comics stable."

For fans of the comic who are excited by the news, who do you want to see play Lobo?

Source: Deadline