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First Look At Spielberg's War Horse
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11 March 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: DreamWorks

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The novel's been clocking up readers since it was published in 1982; the play blew audiences away when it opened at the National Theatre, and now the film of War Horse is coming from one Steven Spielberg. And today has seen the first images from the film emerge.

For those of you not keeping up to date with the activities of Empire's highest-profile editor (sorry, Mark), the story focuses on the friendship between a young boy called Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his horse Joey. His father Ted (Peter Mullan) sells Joey to the British cavalry and he's sent off to the dying fields of World War I. Meanwhile, however, Albert can't forget his equine friend and sets off to bring him home.

These images show Jeremy Irvine as Albert, Emily Watson as his mother, Celine Bucken as Emilie and, most importantly, Joey. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Toby Kebbell and David Thewlis, with Richard Curtis and Lee Hall adapting the script from the book and play.

War Horse is out on January 13, 2012 here in the UK.


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Unofficial on set photos - interior of farmhouse
Someone got to see inside the farmhouse set - see the blog report here with photos: http://www.indi-pen.com/?p=38 More

Posted by Adam Bartlett at 17:16 on 31 March 2011 | Report This Post

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I'm going to say something very shocking.   Some old white men with beards did some great things.   Gasp. More

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RE: PLease check title before posting
It's old white men with beards. (I'm checking Peter Jackson's pockets and under Guillermo del Toro's bed) just give me my damn movie. More

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With spammers about, could posters please check the title of their posts before hitting enter - otherwise you're continuing to advertise the spam links after we've removed the posts themselves. More

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PLease check title before posting
It's Lucas that's doing Red Tails and it's in the can already. The good news (finally) on Spielberg is four words long...  Lincoln.  Daniel Day Lewis. More

Posted by benskelly at 14:03 on 14 March 2011 | Report This Post

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Oi 'Berg! Where's the Red Tails news? How about a little something for the brotha's? More

Posted by oui3d at 14:00 on 14 March 2011 | Report This Post

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Loved the book as a child and am really looking forward to this. Interesting to see how Spielberg handles the first world war era. The pics look good.. More

Posted by Greg Andrew at 11:07 on 14 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: More Saccharine Drivel
It's so fashionable to bash Tarantino and Speilberg these days isnt it More

Posted by scarface666brooksy!! at 09:05 on 13 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: More Saccharine Drivel
L: bnicholson50 Another reason for me to continue my boycott of spielberg films. The worlds most over-rated director does it again. I look forward to reading empires sycophantic four star review of Speilbergs next piece of mediocre saccharine drivel. sp; Well, as long as you'll be keeping an open mind then. More

Posted by benskelly at 06:52 on 13 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: First Look At Spielberg's War Horse
Well bnicholson50, you're in a boycott of one then. Good luck with that. Calling Spielberg saccharine is like calling Scorsese uneven, Coppola under achieving or Kubrick non-productive. Go see Schindler's List or Munich then come back and tell us all how saccharine he is ... More

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