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Old 04-18-2018, 10:18 AM   #1
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Steven Spielberg to make DC Comics movie Blackhawk


Steven Spielberg is going to make a DC Comics movie. Entertainment weekly has the story.

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Hot of the success of Ready Player One, the Oscar-winning hitmaker is reuniting with Warner Bros. to produce and very possibly direct the action-adventure film Blackhawk.

Based on the 1941 comic of the same name, Blackhawk centers on a team of World War II fighter pilots who are led by a mysterious man known as Blackhawk and face down fantastical threats. The screenplay is being written by Spielberg’s frequent collaborator David Koepp (Jurassic Park, War f the Worlds).

Spielberg previously made a comic book adaption of a very different sort with 2011’s The Adventures of Tintin. Blackhawk combines a rather new element for Spielberg (a DC-inspired title) with one of his most frequent topics (World War II, which has been the subject or backdrop of five of his previously directed films).

“It was wonderful working with the team at Warner Bros. to bring Ready Player One to the screen,” Spielberg said 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.”

Added Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group: “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.”

Warner Bros. notes that the project will mark the filmmaker’s first feature centered around characters from DC Comics. Spielberg will produce the film with Kristie Macosko Krieger and Sue Kroll. Warner Bros. adds that Spielberg is signed on “with an eye toward” directing.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:25 AM   #3
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Gotta keep a WW2 setting, or at least no later than the Korean war. A "modern updated" version would probably suck ipads.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:42 AM   #4
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Gotta keep a WW2 setting, or at least no later than the Korean war. A "modern updated" version would probably suck ipads.
I like both the old and new versions.

I suppose theirs no hope for Lady Blackhawk though...

Sigh.
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I know nothing about this comic but I do like fantastical period pieces. Hopefully they don’t modernize things too much.
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"Hot off the success of ready player one..."

what? it seems to be a bomb from a box office perspective.

love the book, will buy the movie, but i would not call it a commercial success.

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Seems like another vanity project like Tintin that is destined to bomb. While I like WWII stuff, you just can’t take every little cult following comic book and turn it into a movie or a TV show. Some things just don’t need to be made.
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:39 AM   #8
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I know nothing about this comic but I do like fantastical period pieces. Hopefully they don’t modernize things too much.
Done right, Blackhawk is something akin to The Rocketeer meets Thunderbirds meets Dick Tracy. Something along those lines.
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Done right, Blackhawk is something akin to The Rocketeer meets Thunderbirds meets Dick Tracy. Something along those lines.
That sounds amazing.
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Looks a bit similar setting to "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" which I liked, but I believe it was a money loser at the theaters.
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Looks a bit similar setting to "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" which I liked, but I believe it was a money loser at the theaters.
Yeah it was a failure but I really loved the style. I wish they would do more movies, TV, books, comics, etc like it.
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"Sky Captain And The World Of The Day After Tomorrow II˛"

I'd prefer they did Sgt. Rock outta DC WW II, but with Spielberg on board I guess that'd be treading dangeroulsy close to charicaturing his other films about the era.

Hope its not just a CG fest like the aforementioned (incl. Tin Tin).
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"Sky Captain And The World Of The Day After Tomorrow II˛"

I'd prefer they did Sgt. Rock outta DC WW II, but with Spielberg on board I guess that'd be treading dangeroulsy close to charicaturing his other films about the era.

Hope its not just a CG fest like the aforementioned (incl. Tin Tin).
This announcement made me just want Sgt. Rock. I started collecting the DC Archive editions. I’ve got the first two Sgt. Rock and the first three Legion.
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This seems familiar. Didn't someone try and fail before?

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This seems familiar. Didn't someone try and fail before?

Sky Captain wasn't explicitly influenced by Blackhawk, although the visual similarities would be there simply because the inspiration was found in the 1933 and 1939 World's Fairs along with Golden Age comics, in general.

It was a pretty good movie that just didn't do well at the box office...mainly because no one really had a friggin' clue what it was.
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