As studios continue to embrace R-rated film, Warner Bros. and DC are “eyeing” Michael Bay to direct the long-gestured adaptation of Lobo, says TheWrap.
Bay met with DC to discuss the project and gave some notes that Wonder Woman writer Jason Fuchs will incorporate into a rewrite, the site added while furthering that the studio plans to show the rewrite to Bay to see if they can make a deal.
The project centers on a blue-skinned, 7-foot-tall, heavily muscled antihero alien who works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter.
The character became popular among DC fans following his revival in the early ’90s as a biker anti-hero.
Rampage and San Andreas director Brad Peyton was previously attached to direct, with Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman producing. Warners has been developing Lobo since 2009, when the studio hired Guy Ritchie to direct from a screenplay by the late Don Payne. That project would have featured Lobo landing on Earth in search of four fugitives.