Update: The official trailer is now live. Check it out below.
Sources indicate that that official trailer will launch at 3am EST (in just a few hours), but we’ve uncovered the Spanish-subtitled trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s War Horse. The blockbuster legend has not one, but two films hitting theaters this December. We’ve seen the trailer from his adventure The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. That film hits theaters December 23rd, and then five days later we will see his World War I story War Horse, based on the famous play.
This trailer only confirms that the sweeping drama is a clear frontrunner in the awards race. The scope is much broader than what I imagined, full of epic-looking war scenes. As everyone that has seen the play has told me, I’ll know I will be tearing up. Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Hobbit), Patrick Kennedy (Atonement), Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Niels Arestrup, Eddie Marsan, and Peter Mullan all star. Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and Richard Curtis (Pirate Radio) adapted Michael Morpurgo‘s novel-turned-stage play.
DreamWorks Pictures’ “War Horse,” director Steven Spielberg’s epic adventure, is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity 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.
War Horse hits theaters December 28th, 2011.
What do you think of the very first trailer from War Horse?
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