Warner Bros. and DC Comics scored a win with Steven Spielberg joining the group as the producer and potential director of the Blackhawk big-screen adaptation.
The action-adventure film based on DC's best-selling comic book series will see a reunion between Warner Bros. and Spielberg after their massively successful collaboration in Ready Player One.
Ready Player One, which is based on the best-selling Ernest Cline novel, took the box office by storm hauling in an impressive $476 million worldwide.
No doubt the two parties are hoping to replicate similar success with Blackhawk.
New 'Blackhawk' Film
Spielberg will produce under the banner of his Amblin Entertainment for the film of the best-selling DC Comics title. Amblin's Kristie Macosko Krieger is slated to produce as well, while Kroll & Co. Entertainment's Sue Kroll is credited as executive producer.
"It was wonderful working with the team at Warner Bros. to bring Ready Player One to the screen," Spielberg says in a statement. "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."
"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," Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich chimes in. "We can't wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing Blackhawk to movie audiences worldwide."
Rounding up the team is David Koepp who will reportedly pen the screenplay for the film. Spielberg and Koepp have worked together in several other projects including Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Spielberg has a couple of high-profile projects on his slate including the fifth installment on the Indiana Jones series, West Side Story, and the film adaptation of the novel The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.
About 'Blackhawk' Comics
The first of the Blackhawk series was published in 1941, according to Hollywood Reporter. Co-created by Will Eisner, Bob Powell, and Chuck Cuidera, the title was originally by Quality Comics until its acquisition by DC Comics.
Blackhawk is a story about an enigmatic man Blackhawk who leads a team of heroic World War II pilots of different nationalities. The Blackhawk titles used to be extremely popular, especially in the 1940s when it outsold all other comic books except Superman.