A teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of War Horse has been released overnight by DreamWorks Pictures. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, the movie follows the inspiring journey of a horse named Joey which is sent to the trenches of World War I and the quest of the farmer’s son Albert (Jeremy Irvine) to reunite with his equine BFF.
Scored by John Williams, the trailer features mostly beautiful shots of the horse galloping around epic sets with World War I used as a backdrop. You should expect to bring your Kleenex box with you to see this film and it looks like it could see heavy Oscar consideration when the time comes. The film will also star Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Kennedy, Emily Watson, Toby Kebbell, David Thewlis, Eddie Marsan, and Peter Mullan.
War Horse opens December 28th. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think!
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.
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.