Wednesday, 5 October 2011

War Horse: Trailer for Spielberg’s adaptation of the Michael Morpurgo novel & smash hit play...

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It’s very hard to guess how well this film will fare against some fierce competition at the end of the year. Sure it is based on a popular book, an even more popular play and is directed by the ridiculously successful Steven Spielberg. But it’s a war film and centres on a horse. Of course what it also has is a trailer that just screams “Oscar me”, so it has a shoot at playing for a long time to steady business, especially if nominations come flooding in.

It won’t hurt that it has strong cast; not least of all is the man who set almost as many hearts racing in Thor as Chris Hemsworth. Tom Hiddleston played Loki in that film and showed a wider audience the talents he’s been pleasing audiences with in the U.K for some time. Added to that he is to be villain in Chief in next year’s ‘The Avengers’ and his star is definitely rising.

“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.”

It will be an interesting 1-2 return to directing for Spielberg. There hasn’t been a Spielberg directed movie at the cinema since 2008’s Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. That film got a decidedly mixed reception, but made a very good $786,636,033 worldwide. This year Most of the world will get Spielberg’s Tintin movie in October / November followed by his War Horse just a 2 - 3 months later. In North America the difference will be easier managed in days as Tintin doesn’t arrive until the 23rd of December, just 2 days before War Horse.
Release Dates...
23 December 2011
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