Spielberg’s War Horse Comes to Theatres on Christmas Day

The most awaited movie premiere of the year is Steven Spielberg’s War Horse opening on Christmas Day December 25 in the US and on January 13, 2012 in the UK.

War Horse is an adaptation of British author Michael Morpurgo’s children’s novel set during World War I. The novel was first published in 1982 and had a successful stage adaptation in 2007.


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.

Jeremy Irvine and Steven Spielberg on the set of the dramatic movie

Spielberg said he had challenges in reworking “a beloved Broadway play into a big screen moment to remember”.
War Horse is the second Steven Spielberg film opening this December in the US. The first The Adventures of Tintin was released yesterday Wednesday December 21, 2011 in Digital 3D and IMAX.

The Adventures of Tintin is Spielberg’s first foray into motion-capture filmmaking as well as 3-D.
“Tintin,” is the famous comic hero created by the Belgian artist named Hergé in the late 1920s. Tintin is a young daring investigative reporter whose travels around the world exposes him to fantastic adventures as he covers big stories and uncovers even larger mysteries accompanied by his dog, Snowy.

I am really excited to see how War Horse will fare at the box office. Will it set a new box office record?

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Steven Spielberg
Kathleen Kennedy
Screenplay by Richard Curtis
Lee Hall
Based on War Horse by
Michael Morpurgo
Starring Jeremy Irvine
Emily Watson
Peter Mullan
David Thewlis
Benedict Cumberbatch
Tom Hiddleston
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Janusz Kamiński
Editing by Michael Kahn
Studio DreamWorks Pictures
Reliance Entertainment
Amblin Entertainment
The Kennedy/Marshall Company
Distributed by Touchstone Pictures
Release date(s) 25 December 2011 (2011-12-25)
Running time 146 minutes

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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