Warner Bros.’ ‘Lobo’ Lands ‘Wonder Woman’ Writer Jason Fuchs (Exclusive)

It will be the screenwriter’s second adaptation of a DC comic book and third movie for Warner Brothers

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are turning to their “Wonder Woman” writer Jason Fuchs to pen “Lobo,” TheWrap has learned.

The project marks Fuchs’ second within Warners’ DC universe following “Wonder Woman,” indicating a certain confidence in Fuchs’ work on that upcoming superhero movie starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.

Insiders suggest that Fuchs will start from scratch with his own take on Lobo — an alien who works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. The character became a popular figure among fans of DC comic books following his revival in the early ’90s as a biker anti-hero.

Warner Bros. did not respond to a request for comment.

Brad Peyton (“San Andreas”) signed on to direct “Lobo” and rewrite Don Payne’s script in April 2012, with Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman producing.

Fuchs is currently writing the sci-fi movie “Luna Park” for Paramount, Skydance, director Doug Liman and star Tom Cruise. He previously wrote WB’s “Pan” and the sci-fi movie “Rust,” which remains in development at 20th Century Fox.

Fuchs is also an actor who will soon be seen in the musical “La La Land” with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. He’s represented by WME, Brookside Artist Management and Bloom Hergott.

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