Spielberg adapts War Horse

Drama gallops toward the big screen...

 

A boy befriends a beast. There’s war. Must be a Spielberg film.

Having just reneged on his plans to helm a remake of Harvey (thanks to rumoured bust-ups with Robert Downey Jr), Steven Spielberg has turned his attention to adapting Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 novel War Horse.

“From the moment I read it, I knew this was a film I wanted DreamWorks to make,” the director said. “Its heart and its message provide a story that can be felt in every country.”

Working alongside producing partners Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Revel Guest, War Horse will be the first project developed under the newly independent DreamWorks Pictures.

Billy Elliot scripter Lee Hall has been hired to adapt the book, which is a war tale told from the point of view of a young farm horse sent off to the Western Front in 1914.

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 18th 2009, 13:47

      Enough already Mr Spielberg just make Lincoln !!

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    • Telboy1999

      Dec 22nd 2009, 10:12

      I saw the stage show in London earlier this year and it was breath-taking. The animatronic horses were incredible. I'm not sure if a movie would have the same emotional impact though.

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    • euanmcgrath

      Dec 22nd 2009, 13:06

      I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.. I LOVED THE STAGE PLAY AND THOUGHT THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH WATCHING IT, A FILM OF THIS STORY WOULD BE AMAZING. (I'M CHOKING UP RIGHT NOW!!)

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