Steven Spielberg (Ready Player One) has signed to direct a film adaption of the DC Comics property Blackhawk.
Blackhawk was the leader of the Blackhawk Squadron, an elite group of pilots that fought in World War II. It is unknown if the setting for the character will be changed for the film adaption. Blackhawk was first introduced in 1941 by Quality Comics before the property was acquired by DC Comics in 1957.
“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 Toby Emmerich, chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “We can’t wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing ‘Blackhawk’ to movie audiences worldwide.”
Ready Player One Spielberg’s latest release based on the book of the same name has already grossed $476 million dollars worldwide.