Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Rose Byrne Back For X-Men: Apocalypse
Moira MacTaggert will return
Peter Berg In Talks To Take Over Deepwater Horizon
J.C. Chandor has left the film
Jamie Foxx Planning A Sleepless Night
Michelle Monaghan is also set for the remake
Game Of Thrones Launches Season 5 Trailer
They could be heroes (and villains)
Elijah Wood Joins The Trust
He'll co-star with Nicolas Cage
James Franco Directing In Dubious Battle
Bryan Cranston, Vincent D’Onofrio and Robert Duvall all set to star
Geraldine McEwan 1932-2015
The versatile actress has died aged 82
American Sniper Tops US Box Office Again
Project Almanac appears third
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 December 2014
Woman In Black Motion Comic Haunts Online
Jeremy Irvine tells us a tale
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death (2015)
Empire Star Rating
How I Live Now (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Scouting Book For Boys (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Blood And Chocolate (2007)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

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

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

submit to reddit

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)


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Delivery Man Trailer Arrives
Vince Vaughn is a dad. 533 times...
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Joaquin Phoenix Talks Inherent Vice
Plus co-stars Josh Brolin and Katherine Waterston

Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)