Steven Spielberg is to take on producing and possible directing duties of classic DC Comic, Blackhawk.
The director – who recently teamed with Warner Bros. Pictures for Ready Player One – is taking on the project as a venture between himself, the studio and Amblin Entertainment.
Announcing the film via DC Comics.com, 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.”
Spielberg said: “It was wonderful working with the team at Warner Bros. to bring Ready Player One to the screen. They bring a blend of passion and professionalism to everything they do and have a tremendous history in this genre. I am excited to reunite with them on Blackhawk.”
For those unfamiliar with Blackhawk, the comic focuses on a squadron of WWII-era pilots who fight the Axis during war time. The squadron first appeared in the pages of DC Comics in 1941 and have since appeared in a movie serial, a radio show and in a couple of animated projects, including the ’00s Justice League show.
David Koepp is working on the script for Blackhawk. Spielberg will produce, along with Kristie Macosko Krieger. Sue Kroll will executive produce.