Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Steven Spielberg dive-bombs the DCEU with deal to produce and direct Blackhawk

Steven Spielberg dive-bombs the DCEU with deal to produce and direct Blackhawk

It was the first time ever for a director to reach the worldwide gross total, which stands at $10.009 billion worldwide for such movies as "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, ' 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind, ' 'Jaws, ' and the 'Indiana Jones" franchise. Pictures to produce the action adventure Blackhawk, with an eye to Spielberg directing the film.

It was announced today that Steven Spielberg will direct an adaptation of the DC Comics title Blackhawk for Warner Bros, based on a script from frequent collaborator David Koepp (Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Blackhawk was first published by Quality Comics and later by DC and was created by Chuck Cuidera with input by Bob Powell and Will Eisner.

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Blackhawk is the enigmatic leader of a global squadron of heroic pilots who take on the Nazis during World War II.

With a bevy of unforgettable films, coupled alongside intense audience adoration, Spielberg resides over the cinematic pantheon as the medium's resident godhead. Spielberg will produce the film together with Kristie Macosko Krieger, under the Amblin Entertainment banner, while Sue Kroll will executive produce, under her Kroll & Co.

Spielberg is said to be making the fifth Indiana Jones movie his next project, and he also has a remake of West Side Story on the docket, so it could be some time before we see his take on Blackhawk.

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Spielberg noted, "It was wonderful working with the team at Warner bring "Ready Player One" to the screen".

Of course, he balances those blockbusters with more serious movies, like his recent Oscar-nominated "The Post".

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