STEVEN SPIELBERG SET TO TAKE ON “BLACKHAWK” From DC Comics.
Here is the official announcement from WB:
On the heels of their successful collaboration on “Ready Player One,” Steven
Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment are again teaming with Warner Bros. Pictures
to produce the action adventure “Blackhawk,” with an eye to Spielberg
directing the film. Based on the classic DC property, the project will mark the
filmmaker’s first feature centered around characters from DC. The announcement
was made April 18th by Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
In making the announcement, Emmerich stated, “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.”
The screenplay for “Blackhawk” is being written by David Koepp, who has
collaborated with Spielberg as a screenwriter on the blockbusters “Jurassic
Park,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “War of the Worlds” and
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” Spielberg will produce
the film together with Kristie Macosko Krieger, under the Amblin Entertainment
banner, while Sue Kroll will executive produce, under her Kroll & Co.
Spielberg noted, “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.’”
Spielberg’s next two films are the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones
franchise and “West Side Story.”
“Blackhawk” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner
Bros. Entertainment Company.
DC Comics Blackhawk: