Director Brad Peyton while promoting his latest film San Andreas, spoke on the Lobo film he was working on for Warner Bros. with Joel Silver (The Matrix, V for Vendetta), that didn’t pan out, which also starred Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Lobo.
Peyton in the interview with Comingsoon.net spoke on why the film didn’t get picked up and the possibilities of it still happening in the future as a script is already completed.
“I think what’s happening with DC is that they have prioritized what they need to make first in order to kind of lay the foundations for the DC Universe,” Peyton told ComingSoon.net this weekend at the San Andreas junket. “This is what I believe is happening just from what they’ve been taking about. They’re talking about ‘Justice League,’ ‘Batman v Superman,’ and going into ‘Flash,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ and ‘Aquaman’. Those are kind of the pillars of that universe.”
“It’s one of those things where, creatively, you and I get it, but there’s a lot of people that don’t quite get that, it’s a real uphill battle to talk people into spending a lot of money to do things correctly… I was really happy with the script, [though]. I talked with Dwayne about it. Joel Silver and I had a really amazing meeting about it. I did a rewrite of the script and was really, really excited for it. In their estimation, though, he wasn’t one of those main guys… That’s fair enough. I think that, to do any kind of comic book universe correctly, you do need to establish, ‘Here’s the tone.
“I think there’s going to be a really amazing time for ‘Lobo’ and I think people are going to realize, certainly once they revisit it, what they’re sitting on,” he says. “But you never know. I’m really happy with the project and where we got it and fingers crossed it comes to fruition at some point.”
To read the full interview head over to Comingsoon.net.
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