Spielberg's Next Film to be Adaptation of Morpurgo's "War Horse"

by Damian McKnight
Spielberg's Next Film to be Adaptation of Morpurgo's "War Horse"

Famed director Steven Spielberg has announced that his next project will be a film adaptation of the award-winning epic hit War Horse, now playing at the New London Theatre.

In December, Spielberg’s Dreamworks Studios announced that it had acquired the rights to the novel. Spielberg said at that time, “Its heart and its message provide a story that can be felt in every country.”

War Horse is a thrilling and spectacular production based on the celebrated novel by Michael Morpurgo. The First World War serves as the backdrop for this tale of bravery, loyalty, and the unbreakable bond between a young recruit and his horse. Actors, working with astonishing life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company, take audiences on an unforgettable journey through history. The stage play is set to debut in New York in 2011.

The film will be written by Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”) and Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), and will be released by DreamWorks and Disney on Aug. 10, 2011. Spielberg is producing with Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Revel Guest.

Spielberg will have two films in theaters next year. His 3D family pic "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn," unspools Dec. 23, 2011.

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