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

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September 27, 2011
Source: EW.com

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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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

this movie looks incredible. can't wait.

Danimal on Sep 27, 2011

2

agree 100%

Anonymous on Sep 27, 2011

3

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.

grimjob on Sep 27, 2011

4

Another horse movie.... Ughhhh

Anonymous on Sep 27, 2011

5

look at that horse. that horse is amazing.

Anon on Sep 27, 2011

6

Poster...ok.

Yield on Sep 27, 2011

7

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.

Anonymous on Sep 27, 2011

8

sorry, but what's so "wonderful" about it? the part where it reads "a steve spielberg film?" otherwise, seems pretty cookie cutter to me...http://www.moviesonline.ca/movie-gallery/albums/userpics//DreamerPoster.jpg

Xtheory on Sep 27, 2011

9

It looks like Sarah Jessica Parker may get an Oscar nom next year.

Anonymous on Sep 27, 2011

10

if you're suggesting what i think  - that's cold......but  funny!

Anonymous on Sep 27, 2011

11

Sure it's a great story but Spielberg has burned me one too many times. So I'm going to have to pass.

Legion on Sep 28, 2011

12

This will be schmaltzy as shit

Lebowski on Sep 28, 2011

13

Nothing special about the poster. Generic, uninspiring and obvious. Sorry.

Hans on Sep 29, 2011

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