When Steven Spielberg makes a movie, the media hungry masses pay attention. In his new film War Horse, the famed auteur returns to epic war-time cinema with a tale about a boy and his horse set amidst the turbulent events of World War I. The film is one of two that the Oscar winning director will release at the end of next year and there aren’t many assets available yet, but as of today we have an official synopsis. Check it out 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.
Not exactly Earth-shattering news, but what do you think? Is this the next Saving Private Ryan or the next Empire of the Sun? Sound off!