Wonderful First Full Poster for Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Revealed

September 27, 2011

War Horse

Separated by War. Tested by Battle. Bound by Friendship. Time to take a look at the first wonderful poster for this year's potential Best Picture winner. Our friends at Entertainment Weekly have debuted the first full theatrical poster for Steven Spielberg's War Horse, starring Jeremy Irvine and his horse Joey. This design is reminiscent of the book's cover that this is based on, but with Irvine and a much more colorful and epic Spielberg feel to it. While we're already well into the awards season, this is one of my most anticipated left this year, can't wait to see it! This looks like the start of their marketing leading to its Christmas release.

Steven Spielberg's War Horse Poster

Spielberg's War Horse, based on Michael Morpurgo's novel which also became a stage play, was adapted by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and Richard Curtis (Pirate Radio). This follows a young man named Albert (played by newcomer Jeremy Irvine) and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches during World War I. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert still heads to France to save his friend. The cast also includes Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson, David Thewlis and Niels Arestrup. Disney/Touchstone currently has War Horse scheduled to arrive in theaters on December 28th this year.

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  • Danimal
    this movie looks incredible. can't wait.
    • Anonymous
      agree 100%
  • grimjob
    We need more WWI movies. That was some of the nastiest, most brutal warfare in history. I'm glad Spielberg is tackling this, I know he can pull it off. I'm honestly not too thrilled about the relationship between a boy and his horse, but I'm sure it will good.
  • Anonymous
    Another horse movie.... Ughhhh
  • Anon
    look at that horse. that horse is amazing.
  • Yield
  • Anonymous
    Saw the play in NYC last June.  I was skeptical before the play started.  A horse story in WWI?  At the conclusion of the play I was stunned and totaled awed with the story.  No spoiler here, but the story of the use of horses in WWI is fascinating, and combined with the story of Albert and his love of the horse is really inspiring.  Part of the greatness of the play version is the use of horse puppets (2 men under as the legs, 1 moving the head) that mimicked horse movements remarkably lifelike.  How the story line transfers over to a movie version will be interesting to see.  I'm with Alex: if it is done well, this could be an Oscar contender.
  • Xtheory
    sorry, but what's so "wonderful" about it? the part where it reads "a steve spielberg film?" otherwise, seems pretty cookie cutter to me...
  • Anonymous
    It looks like Sarah Jessica Parker may get an Oscar nom next year.
    • Anonymous
      if you're suggesting what i think  - that's cold......but  funny!
  • Legion
    Sure it's a great story but Spielberg has burned me one too many times. So I'm going to have to pass.
  • Lebowski
    This will be schmaltzy as shit
  • Hans
    Nothing special about the poster. Generic, uninspiring and obvious. Sorry.




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