May 3, 2010

Steven Spielberg chooses his next project behind the camera!

Here's what it is, according to Coming Soon:

Steven Spielberg has chosen to next direct War Horse. Dreamworks Pictures acquired the rights to Michael Morpurgo's World War I novel of the same name in December.

Scholastic describes the title as follows:

In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey´s courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

The studio has set an August 10, 2011 release for the film.

-Not my first choice for him, but it doesn't sound bad...thoughts?

14 comments:

  1. I'm just glad he finally chose something...

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  3. kinda screams "I want an Oscar again".... But the lead is a horse so my interest has been struck. Also at the same time I raise my right eyebrow and say "Seriously?"

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  4. I suppose he sees something in this we don't...

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  5. Damn it, Spielberg! We want our Lincoln movie!

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  6. That or Interstellar would be what I'd want to see him tackle...

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  7. But like I said, at least he's not idle.

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  8. Yea, but for a film with a main character of a horse? I mean, what's he thinking?

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  9. The horse isn't actually the main character, the owner is. The book description is just confusing.

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  10. Here's a more compact and less confusing description:

    Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, the story is about a boy and his horse separated during the war. Their paths cross multiple times as the war unfolds.

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  11. I can't say I'm excited for a movie about a boy and his horse (sounds more like an uplifting Disney flick for kids or something), but its great that he's stepping behind the camera again. Hopefully as more details emerge I'll become more interested.

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  12. Yea...it could go either way, at this point.

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