Official Synopsis for Steven Spielberg's War Horse
Posted 12.15.10 by Ryan
Director Steven Spielberg has proven time and again that his movies can compete at the box office. Next December, though, we'll find out how he competes against himself when two of his movies open within five days of each other. Spielberg's 3-D, animated adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn opens on December 23, with the director's adaptation of War Horse following on December 28.
While The Secret of the Unicorn is an adaptation of the Tintin comic books by Belgian author and illustrator Georges "Hergé" Remi, War Horse is based on the play that was based on the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo. If that seems confusing, the movie's official synopsis will clear it up.
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 (Jeremy 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.
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.
Emily Watson, Tom Hiddleston, and David Thewlis co-star in the movie, which was adapted by screenwriters Richard Curtis (Pirate Radio) and Lee Hall (Billy Elliot).
Spielberg will work on directing another two movies, starting with the biopic Lincoln in fall 2011 and an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's novel Robopocalypse in January 2012. Right now we'll assume they'll both open in December 2012.