Based upon the 1982 bestselling book of the same name, War Horse is the new movie from Steven Spielberg. Set and shot in England, the story revolves around the relationship between a young man named Albert and his horse Joey. With the the film being set around the first world war, the film is set to be a sweeping saga of friendship and the endurance of that friendship against all odds.
Here is the official synopsis:
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.
Here are some of the just released official photos from the film.
War Horse is set for an early 2012 release in Australia