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Tom Harper Opens War Book
Working from Jack Thorne's script

22 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Sixteen Films

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You might think that getting ready to direct Woman In Black sequel Angel Of Death would consume all of a director’s attention. Not so Tom Harper, who is somehow finding time to squeeze in the filming of War Book, written by Skins man and The Fades creator Jack Thorne.

This one is also a sequel, and will continue the story of War Horse by ditching the horse and replacing him with a book. Yes, a young man finds a magical book that helps save many lives when Nazis attack a library. “I love you, War Book,” whispers Timmy Lansdale. There is a brief rustling of pages. War Book knows. War Book always know… (You’re fired – Ed)

Sorry, we’re now being informed that that’s completely wrong. War Book is actually a chilling chamber piece exploring the aftermath of an international nuclear attack, through a war game played out in the political backrooms of London.

“Ever since making my first short films, I've wanted to return to telling universal stories with a political edge,” says Harper in a statement. "Jack's script is beautiful and scary and Ivana MacKinnon and Sixteen Films are the perfect collaborators for it.” War Book reunites Harper with Thorne for the first time since they worked together on 2010’s excellent The Scouting Book For Boys.

War Book is set to kick off shooting in July and casting is now under way. Hans Zimmer has already been hired to write the new theme tune, called War Book’s Magic March that… (You really are fired now – Ed)


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