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[First Official Photos] Steven Spielberg’s ‘War Horse’

Posted by , on March 11, 2011 at 11:19 am 

Update: The trailer is now live.

2011 is shaping up to be a hell of year. We’ve already highlighted the 100+ movies we are looking forward to, one of them being Steven Spielberg‘s War Horse. The blockbuster legend already showed off his tricks early this morning as producer on J.J. Abram‘s Super 8 (trailer here). The man has not one, but two films hitting theaters this December. We’ve seen stills from his all-audience adventure The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn starring Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, and Jamie Bell. That film hits theaters December 23rd, and then five days later we will see his World War I story War Horse.

UPDATE: Here are five new photos, courtesy of EW (not online yet, click for hi-res). They also mention Spielberg is currently editing and aiming for a PG-13 rating. UPDATE #2: Even more photos have surfaced via Empire, which you can find in this post.

Daily Mail (via First Showing) has premiered the first photo above that features Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Patrick Kennedy (Atonement) and Tom Hiddleston (Thor). Emily Watson, David Thewlis and Niels Arestrup also star, but aren’t pictured above. Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and Richard Curtis (Pirate Radio) adapted Michael Morpurgo‘s novel-turned-stage play. Check out the synopsis below.

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.

War Horse hits theaters December 28th, 2011.

What do you think of the first photo? Are you looking forward to another war story from Spielberg?

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