Steven Spielberg is finally ready to tackle a comic book project with the prolific director tackling Blackhawk from DC Comics…
Steven Spielberg is officially jumping into the comic book world for an upcoming project.
It was announced on Tuesday that Spielberg along with his company Amblin Entertainment would be teaming up with Warner Bros. to produce Blackhawk based on the comic book and characters from the DC universe.
Spielberg is also tentatively planning on directing the Blackhawk movie.
“It was wonderful working with the team at Warner Bros. to bring ‘Ready Player One’ to the screen,” Spielberg said in a statement. “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.’”
Blackhawk was a comic first created all the way back in 1941 under the Quality Comics label, which was eventually bought out and folded into the DC Comics empire.
Blackhawk follows an elite squadron of pilots that battled the Nazis during World War II and continued to fight the forces of evil throughout their history as a group largely shrouded in mystery behind their leader named Blackhawk, who was a Polish pilot during the war. The Blackhawks or Blackhawk Squadron continue to fight against tyranny and evil after World War II is finished, often times battling against super villains in later incarnations of the characters.
There’s no word yet on the story that Spielberg plans to follow for Blackhawk but he’s enlisted screenwriter David Koepp to work on the script for the movie. Koepp has worked with Spielberg on several past projects including Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.