Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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.
The film introduces three young actors Jeremy Irvine, in his feature film debut, newcomer Celine Buckens, and 16 year old German actor Leonard Carow. Alongside Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and Toby Kebbell.
Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo and the recent stage play by Nick Stafford, produced by the National Theatre and directed by Tom Morris and Marianne Elliot.
War Horse will be out in UK cinemas on January 13, 2012.