Steven Spielberg finally takes on a superhero film
The prolific director and his Amblin Entertainment team up with Warner Bros. to create the action-adventure game "Blackhawk" with the intention of Spielberg as the director.
Based on The project, the classic comic book, will be the first feature of the filmmaker to focus on characters from the DC universe. Spielberg most recently staged "Ready Player One" for Warner Bros., which released $ 476 million worldwide after its release late last month.
"We are so proud to be the studio behind Steven Spielberg's latest hit and are thrilled to work with him on this new action adventure," said Toby Emmerich, chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group. "We can not wait to see what new path he will take when he introduces Blackhawk to the worldwide cinema audience."
The screenplay for "Blackhawk" is written by David Koepp, who has worked as a scriptwriter with Spielberg's blockbusters Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The War of the Worlds and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the crystal skull ". Spielberg will produce the film starring Kristie Macosko Krieger under the Amblin Entertainment banner, while Sue Kroll will produce executive producer under her Kroll & Co. entertainment shingle.
"It was wonderful to work with the Warner Bros. team to bring 'Ready Player One' to the screen," Spielberg said. "They bring a mix of passion and professionalism and have a great history in this genre, and I look forward to bringing them back to Blackhawk."
"Blackhawk" is being released worldwide by Warner Bros .Pictures distributed.
"Blackhawk" was first introduced in 1941 by Quality Comics before the property was acquired by DC Comics in 1957. In the comics, Blackhawk was the leader of the Blackhawk Squadron, an elite group of pilots who fought in World War II.
Spielberg is currently preparing the fifth Indiana Jones movie, which will be his next project. The production on "Blackhawk" would have to follow not only after, but also after "West Side Story", the film that Spielberg shot after the movie Indiana Jones.
It is currently unknown when exactly Spielberg will be shooting "Blackhawk", but the studio now has the time to fully develop the project before it is handed over to Spielberg.
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