Steven Speilberg has given us a first look at his upcoming film "War Horse" - and if the sweeping score and soul-stirring vistas are any indication, this one is aiming straight for the heart.
The story revolves around a friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, forcefully parted by the events of WWI and their subsequent journey towards reunion. It's based on both "War Horse", a 1982 children's novel and a 2007 successful stage adaptation of the same name.
"Of the million horses that were sent abroad from the UK, only 62,000 returned, the rest dying in the war or slaughtered in France for meat. The Great War had a massive and indelible impact on the male population of the UK: 886,000 men died, one in eight of those who went to war, and 2% of the entire country’s population."