The director and his Amblin Entertainment team up with Warner Bros. for the super-hero Tentpole of World War II.
Steven Spielberg is finally ready to tackle the superhero genre, and he'll be there with it Do DC Comics. Variety reports that the director is setting up a "Blackhawk" adaptation on Warner Bros. with his Amblin Entertainment banner. Warner Bros. was behind Spielberg's latest Tentpole feature "Ready Player One," which has generated more than $ 400 million worldwide since its debut in March.
"We are so proud to be the studio behind Steven Spielberg's latest hit and are excited to be working with him again on this new action adventure," said Toby Emmerich, chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, in an official statement , "We can not wait to see what new direction he will take when he introduces Blackhawk to the cinema audience worldwide."
The character Blackhawk is the leader of an elite group of pilots who fought in World War II. The setting allows Spielberg to produce a super-hero Tentpole as a war movie, a genre to which the director is accustomed thanks to "Saving Private Ryan". David Koepp, who wrote Spielberg blockbuster Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and War of the Worlds, is a writer.
"Blackhawk" joins a growing list of Spielberg projects in development. The director is currently planning to shoot a fifth "Indiana Jones" movie next, and he also has a musical adaptation of "West Side Story" in development. According to the report, the "Blackhawk" project with Spielberg is launched to direct.