Steven Spielberg’s next film will be a drama that takes place during the war but won’t be about the war. It will center on the relationship between a young man and his horse. The film is aptly titled War Horse and will star Emily Watson, David Thewlis and Jeremy Irvine. The first official synopsis for it has been released so if you were wondering what the movie was about, continue reading to find out…
From director Steven Spielberg comes “War Horse,” an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.
The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and war—a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broadway next year. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.
Even though War Horse has been moved around the 2011 film slate multiple times it’s expected to hit theaters on December 28, 2011. Could this be next year’s True Grit?
What do you think of the synopsis for War Horse?