Steven Spielberg to Direct Blackhawk with Davd Koepp Writing


In a stunning turn of events its been announced that Steven Spielberg is directing Blackhawk, a DC comic title that takes place during World War 2, with screenplay writer David Koepp is writing the script.

Spielberg will produce the movie together with Kristie Macosko Krieger, under the Amblin Entertainment banner, while former studio executive Sue Kroll will executive produce under her Kroll & Co. Entertainment shingle.

Blackhawk originally owned by Quality Comics, appeared in Military Comics #1 in 1941 before DC Comics purchased the title in 1956.

Blackhawk told of an international squadron of heroic pilots led by a man named Blackhawk who fought the Nazis and their ilk in World War II.

This comes as a surprise since Spielberg recently spoke on how comic book based films are causing Hollywood to go down in quality and originality. No mention’s made if the film is part of the DC Films Universe or is going to be separate like the Joker film being made by Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese but its exciting either way.

“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,” said Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich. “We can’t wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing ‘Blackhawk’ to movie audiences worldwide.”

Spielberg spoke about coming aboard to direct the feature:

“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.”

When Said Taghmaoui got cast in Wonder Woman he did share a photo of his character sporting a Blackhawk outfit, suggesting to fans he is playing a Blackhawk. As we saw in Wonder Woman, no mention of the Blackhawk got made, but its possible they can connect it that way.

Variety added to the story stating that Blackhawks won’t go into production until sometime after Indiana Jones 5 and his remake for West Side Story is finished.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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