It is being reported that Steven Spielberg will next direct the World War I novel adaptation ‘War Horse’. The film tells the story of a boy and a horse who get separated during the war but “whose fates continue to be intertwined over the course of WWI.” Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and Richard Curtis (The Boat That Rocked) are writing the script, based on Michael Morpurgo’s book. DreamWorks bought the rights to the movie in December, at which point Spielberg said “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.”
The movie is slated for release on August 10, 2011.