I can’t believe this one almost snuck by me as I have been eagerly waiting for a first-look on this film. It’s not what you think though.
War Horse is a children’s novel set in World War II that was recently brought to stage on Broadway and cleaned up the Tony Awards in its categories. So it would make perfect sense to bring to life on the big screen.
This is where the questions come in.
The story is told from the perspective of the horse.
It will be very interesting to see how Spielberg tells the full story, however if there is any one in the business who could find a way to tell this much-loved story it would be him.
The trailer is definitely a good start.
What say you?
Here is the official synopsis:
From director Steven Spielberg comes “War Horse,” an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.
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.
Oh Look, a press release:
NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor‘s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 8 Legged Productions LLC, the production company for the Broadway stage production of “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark,” three serious violations of workplace safety standards following four separate incidents late last year that resulted in injuries to cast members of the musical.
OSHA began its investigation of the incidents that took place at the Foxwoods Theater, located at 214 West 43rd St. in Manhattan, after receiving a referral from the New York State Department of Labor. The incidents resulting in employee injury happened on Sept. 25, Oct. 19, Nov. 28 and Dec. 20, 2010.
From the investigation, OSHA alleges that employees were exposed to the hazards of falls or being struck during flying routines because of improperly adjusted or unsecured safety harnesses. An additional fall hazard stemmed from unguarded open-side floors that lacked fall protection. Finally, the company failed to shield employees from being struck by moving overhead rigging components.
These conditions resulted in the issuance of the three serious citations, with a total of $12,600 in proposed fines. OSHA issues a serious citation when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.
The employer, 8 Legged Productions LLC, has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to meet with the OSHA area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. The inspection was conducted by OSHA’s Manhattan Area Office.
source - Deadline.com.
OK, let’s get this out of the way :
Making a film about the musical Rock of Ages IS THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER!! Even more dumber than making Burlesque.
DUMB DUMB DUMB
Of course Adam Shankman is going to direct it. Hairspray sucked balls, so let’s give him another one?!?
And now the latest news is that the Queen of Hip Hop/Soul Miss Mary J. Blige is in line to star.
All I have to say is “Why GOD Why?”
That is all I am going to say about that.
source - Vulture.
I like it.
A couple things bug me though: - the trailer seems really effects heavy, hopefully the film isn’t the same. I am a huge fan of Julie Taymor from back in the Lion King on Broadway days and am fully hoping that she is still in full genius imaginative mode with this film. - I know he’s playing a dope, but what the hell is Russell Brand doing in the film?