Steven Spielberg is clearly have some fun with The Adventures of Tintin this December, but his big Oscar play is the WWI drama War Horse being released a few days after, and it has never been more apparent than in the latest trailer. I think the teaser actually works better, since this is just more of the same. We only get a brief glimpse at dialogue from Tom Hiddleston (Midnight in Paris, Thor) and few more peeks at some of the battlefield footage, but I’m left quite unimpressed by this piece.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Hobbit), Patrick Kennedy (Atonement),  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. Check out the new trailer below via Empire.


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 25th, 2011.

What do you think of the second trailer for War Horse?

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