Ladies and Gentlemen prepare the betting slips for awards, Steven Spielberg is back. Today we bring you the trailer for Spielberg’s upcoming World War I epic War Horse, which gives us a very good look at what we can expect when the film hits in December.
Admittedly, it looks astonishingly sweeping. Most of the trailer is made up of shots of the horse running with some footage of Niels Arestrup as the Grandfather talking. Those who have read the book and seen the stage play though will know that there is a whole lot more meat to it than just that.
It tells the story of Albert who loses his horse to the army and is sent out to help the war effort in France, where animals were used for all sorts of jobs like cavalry and pulling machinery. Very few came back. The story develops to Albert going to look for the horse in a search that will have most audience members reaching for their tissues.
Albert is played by newcomer Jeremy Irvine and is supported by Arestrup, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch, and David Thewlis.
War Horse hits theaters on December 28th.
Watch the trailer below.
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.
DreamWorks Pictures’ “War Horse,” director Steven Spielberg’s epic adventure for audiences of all ages, is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War.