Steve McQueen To Write & Direct A New Film, 'Blitz'

It’s been three years since filmmaker Steve McQueen has directed a feature, with his most recent being 2018’s “Widows.” However, over that time, the director has definitely not been a slouch, directing an entire anthology series at Amazon and working on various documentaries. But it appears he’s ready to get back in the feature game with a new film, “Blitz.”

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According to Deadline, Steve McQueen is set to write and direct a new film “Blitz” for the folks at New Regency. Plot details are being kept close to the vest, but it is being reported that “Blitz” is based on an original idea from McQueen. This feature marks a return to New Regency for McQueen, who previously worked with the production company on features such as “12 Years a Slave” and the aforementioned, “Widows.” 

“The team at New Regency have been wonderful partners to me over the years,” said McQueen. “I’m thrilled to work with Arnon, Yariv, and Michael again and very excited to join forces with Tim and Eric at Working Title Films.”

As mentioned, most recently, McQueen has been busy with things outside of feature films, serving as the filmmaker behind the award-winning “Small Axe” series on Amazon Prime Video. Though calling it a “series” is a bit of a misnomer, as it is truly a collection of feature-length episodes of an anthology. He’s also worked on the documentary, “Uprising.” 

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It’s unclear when we might see “Blitz” hit theaters or a streaming service. It is being reported that McQueen hopes to begin production on the film in 2022, which would lead us to believe that we could be seeing a new Steve McQueen feature pretty soon—always an exciting prospect.