The game is afoot! According to the LA Times Guy Richie is ending or at least pausing his involvement of the upcoming LOBO comic book movie adaption to focus his efforts in getting a sequel to Sherlock Holmes in theaters as quickly as possible. I have yet to see the first movie, but all the reviews I’ve heard have seemed very positive so I’m hopeful a sequel is as warranted as it sounds.
LA Times –
“Sherlock Holmes” played second fiddle to the aliens of “Avatar” at the box office, but the Victorian Age sleuth just beat out another extraterrestrial — director Guy Ritchie has set aside the planned “Lobo” film to clear his schedule for a fast-tracked “Holmes” sequel, according to producer Joel Silver.
“Holmes” has pulled in $389 million in worldwide box office since its Christmas Day release and looks to add to that with overseas releases still pending in Germany, Japan, France and several other markets. The role of the famed literary detective also just earned Robert Downey Jr. a surprise Golden Globe, suggesting that the actor might still be in play for an Oscar nomination next week.
**I don’t know what this pic has to do with anything, but it came up when I typed LOBO into google – lol