Fresh off the success of Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg is lining up his next movie.
The legendary director and his company Amblin Entertainment are teaming up with Warner Bros again to produce the action-adventure Blackhawk, with an eye to Spielberg to direct.
It marks Spielberg’s first feature centred on characters from DC.
The screenplay for Blackhawk is being written by David Koepp, who 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.
First published in 1941, Blackhawk follows a squadron of fighter pilots who fight the Nazis in World War II. First published by Quality, DC bought the series and the squadron eventually teamed up with Justice League members.
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 instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise and West Side Story.