DreamWorks has acquired the rights to Michael Morpurgo's World War I novel War Horse
. The film will be produced by Steven Spielberg and penned by Billy Elliot
writer Lee Hall. Set during WW1, the book explores the friendship between a boy and horse who become seperated but whose fates continue to be intertwined. I just know it's all going to end in tears (sniff) damn it, i'm crying already.
Here's what Spielberg had to say about why he was attracted to the story.
"From the moment I read (the book), I knew this was a film I wanted DreamWorks to make...Its heart and its message provide a story that can be felt in every country."
It's another addition to Spielbergs already lenghty to do list with other project including the upcoming Tintin film, a Lincoln biopic and a heck load of other stuff that I can't be bothered to list. Is there nothing the man can't do? Oh yeah, an Oldboy