Steven Spielberg Making DC Comics’ ‘Blackhawk’ into a Film
World-renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg is hoping to add another title to his already impressive resume as he dips his foot into the world of DC Comics.
Debuting in 1941’s Military Comics No. 1, the series was originally owned by Quality Comics before being bought by DC in 1956. The comics revolved around an international group of heroic pilots led by a man named Blackhawk who fought Nazis and others during World War II. At the height of its popularity in the early 1940s, Blackhawk titles routinely outsold every other comic book, Superman being the only exception.
David Koepp, a frequent collaborator of Spielberg is said to be writing the script.
Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group Toby Emmerich told reporters that they, “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.”
Spielberg will produce the film together with Kristie Macosko Krieger, under the Amblin Entertainment banner, while former studio executive Sue Kroll will executive produce under Kroll & Co. Entertainment.
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