Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated adaption of the children's book War Horse is currently filming right now. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan [Boy A], Emily Watson [Synecdoche, New York], David Thewlis [Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban], Stephen Graham [Public Enemies], Benedict Cumberbatch [The Whistleblower], and Tom Hiddleston [Thor]. Today Dreamworks have released the film's Synopsis.
Aside from some pretty set images leaked a few months back [August] very little info has emerged from the production or Spielberg himself, apart from him committing to shooting his next project Robopololypse in 2011. All things considered War Horse sounds great.
Here’s the official synopsis from Dreamworks:
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.