War Horse is a film adaptation of a novel of the same name by Michael Murpurgo, published in 1982. The novel was also adapted into a play which premiered in London in 2007 and makes its way to Broadway this year. I have to say that this is one of the most epic trailers I have seen in a while, and I do not throw that word around very often in regards to trailers. It kind of reminds me of an Edward Zwick film, but it is actually directed by Steven Spielberg. The film stars Emily Watson, David Thewlis and Jeremy Irvine. LOVE the music and especially the scene of the soldiers getting up on their horses from the field. The shots of the horses are absolutely beautiful. This film will probably bring a tear or two from me (maybe more). The only thing I am a bit confused by is why the official Youtube/Twitter/Facebook account of this film has not posted an HD version of the trailer. If you go to the official website, you can see a higher quality version of the trailer. Synopsis:
“DreamWorks Pictures’ “War Horse,” director Steven Spielberg’s epic adventure, is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity 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.”
War Horse is in theatres December 28, 2011.