First Trailer for Steven Spielberg's War Horse
06.30.11 by Ryan
Director Steven Spielberg has two movies opening this December: one you've probably heard of (The Adventures of Tintin), and one you probably haven't (War Horse). The hype surrounding Tintin is understandable: It's motion-capture animation was overseen by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, who produced the movie, and having both Spielberg and Jackson team up has to entice even the casual movie fan.
As for War Horse, our best guess for the studio silence to date is that Oscar season advertising doesn't really start until it's closer to the end of the year. The first trailer definitely has that epic feel. Set during World War I, War Horse follows, as you'd guess, a horse on a journey through England and Europe after it is separated from its original owner (Jeremy Irvine).
Check out the synopsis and trailer below.
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 (Irvine), 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.
Based on the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo and the subsequent theatrical adaptation, War Horse was adapted by screenwriters Richard Curtis (Pirate Radio) and Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). Besides Irvine, War Horse stars Emily Watson, Tom Hiddleston, and David Thewlis.