Steven Spielberg to direct new adaptation of DC's Blackhawk
Steven Spielberg has signed up to direct a new adaptation of Blackhawk for Warner Brothers.
Spielberg, who is currently in cinemas with Ready Player One, will work with regular collaborator David Koepp, who will provide the script.
Blackhawk, which began its life as a DC comic in 1941, followed the adventures of an international squadron of pilots battling the Nazis and various other enemies in the skies of World War II.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said: "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. We can’t wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing Blackhawk to movie audiences worldwide.”
Blackhawk, which is not set to be part of the wider DC universe, won't be Spielberg's next project. That is still on track to be Indiana Jones 5.