Director Steven Spielberg is working on War Horse, an upcoming war drama movie. The story revolves around a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. The release date of War Horse is set for August 10, 2011. Here below a few pictures from the movie set of War Horse:
“In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey’s courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer’s son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?”
I will pray for a happy end in the movie War Horse, don’t want the horse or his master to die!
Just saw the play The War Horse, in NY at Lincoln Center. One of the greatest theatre experience in years! What a great story, with wonderful characters–including Joey, the horse. This will make a memorable film, and I’m thrilled it’s Spielberg who’s doing it.
I am currently reading this book to my class. It has created some amazing conversations. I have not shared with them that this movie is coming out. I will have it finished by our Christmas break. We are loving the story. I hope to one day see the original play. I know the movie will be fantastic because of Spielberg.
This Movie is a spin, off the movie “FLORIAN” starring the late robert young. About a Lipizzan stallion conscripted into service in WWI. the horse ends up pulling a junkcart until happily re-united with it’s original owner & friend (young). A superb & moving film for it’s time,at 66 I still remember it !Sorry Mr Spielberg, have your staff do better research & I say this “respectfully” remember how the” BLACK” tankers were omitted from “Saving Private Ryan” ?? P.S. the movie was made in 1940, ck it out! Excelsior, N.E. Thornton.