Steven Spielberg is making his way into the world of DC Comics. The director will be taking on his first DC Comics property, as he is set to call the shots for the World War II action-adventure hero Blackhawk.
It was announced today that Spielberg, along with his Amblin Entertainment, will be producing Blackhawk for Warner Bros. Spielberg will calling the shots behind the camera as well, as he takes on the directing role. This movie brings Spielberg back with the studio behind his latest movie, Ready Player One.
Spielberg will also be teaming back up with David Koepp, who has written such blockbusters as Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and Indiana Jones. Koepp will be writing the script for Blackhawk.
Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said, “We are so proud to be the studio behind Steven Spielberg’s latest hit, and are thrilled to be working with him again on this new action adventure. We can’t wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing ‘Blackhawk’ to movie audiences worldwide.”
This seems like a perfect fit for Spielberg, as Blackhawk was about an international squadron of heroic pilots. They were led by Blackhawk, who fought the Nazis and their ilk in World War II.
Spielberg has been a busy man, as Indiana Jones 5 will be his next movie. He is still developing a remake of West Side Story, as he is still trying to cast his leads. And Ready Player One is currently killing it at the box office right now, as it has made over $476 million worldwide since it opened on March 29.