Looks like Warner Bros. is once again joining forces with Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment, this time in a comic property. According to a new report from TheWrap, the Ready Player One director is set to produce the action-adventure comic Blackhawk, which is based on the DC Comics series of the same name. But that’s not all He’s also eyeing to potentially direct the film. This news came via an announcement from Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich
“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,” Emmerich said in a statement on Tuesday. “We can’t wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing Blackhawk to movie audiences worldwide.”
“It was wonderful working with the team at Warner Bros. to bring Ready Player One to the screen,” said Spielberg. “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.”
This film would be another collaboration between Spielberg and Warner Bros., who recently released Ready Player One together. This will be Spielberg’s first foray into DC Comics. Here’s what the outlet had to say about the property.
“Blackhawk is the leader of a small team of ace pilots who fight tyranny and oppression — including Axis powers as well as various supervillains –while operating from a hidden base known only as “Blackhawk Island.” The comic book debuted in 1941 and features team members from around the world, with Blackhawk himself generally portrayed as a Polish freedom fighter.
Blackhawk was created by comics legends Chuck Cuidera, Bob Powell and Will Eisner for Quality Comics. The characters and concepts were sold to DC after Quality ceased publications in 1956.”
Veteran screenwriter David Koepp — who has written such films as Jurassic Park and War of the Worlds — is writing the screenplay for the film.
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