This is the second trailer for War Horse. The first trailer is fantastic, and the second trailer just built on the first one. This film is what I would expect from a Steven Spielberg film. It is shot beautifully with a great story. John Williams provides another epic score that reminds me of Dances With Wolves. I can guarantee you that these trailers will make my Top 10, and hopefully the film will as well. 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 almost saw the play in London this week, but I went to another instead. The cast is made up of Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Toby Kebbell.
“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 25, 2011.