DreamWorks Pictures today released a new UK trailer for Steven Spielberg’s World War I epic War Horse. The film, based on the 1982 novel, traces a friendship between Joey, a horse sold into the British army and sent off to serve on the battlefields of France in World War I, and Albert, his young owner. The two become separated but continue to be intertwined as they try to survive the horrors of WWI.
The trailer opens similar to the teaser trailer, with a horse galloping through a battlefield surrounded by explosions, however it contains some more amazing shots. Personally i’m backing the horse for best actor at this years Oscars.
Watch the trailer below:
Newcomer Jeremy Irvine has landed the lead role of Albert, with Emily Watson and Peter Mullan playing his parents. David Thewlis (Remus Lupin from Harry Potter), Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement), Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean 4) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Thor) are also among the cast.
War Horse opens in the US on Christmas Day, while UK audiences will have to wait until 13 January 2012.