Thanks to References: The Movie's $475 million (which is more than even Jaws made, unadjusted for inflation), Spielberg becomes the first director whose films have taken in over $10 billion. In the comics, Blackhawk was the leader of the Blackhawk Squadron, an elite group of pilots that fought in World War II.
"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 Warner Bros.
According to multiple industry reports, Spielberg, through Amblin Entertainment, not only will produce the new movie, but also look to direct. Warner Bros.is distributing the film; longtime Spielberg collaborator David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) is penning a script.
The "Ready Player One" director has agreed to produce and possibly direct a movie based on the World War II-era character "Blackhawk" for Warner Brothers.
While Spielberg works on the two aforementioned films to work on, Variety says WB will use that time to fully develop the project. "We can't wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing "Blackhawk" to movie audiences worldwide".
Ready Player One has grossed an estimated $114.9 million in the US with a global total of $475.1 million after three weeks in theaters, but even more impressive is what this means for director Steven Spielberg. "I am excited to reunite with them on 'Blackhawk'". Spielberg has a number of films teed up first, including the fifth installment of Indiana Jones and a remake of West Side Story.