By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
Since Spielberg has pretty much covered World War II with Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers and even Schindler's List, he has decided to focus his attention to World War I. DreamWorks Pictures and Spielberg have acquired the novel War Horse.
DreamWorks Riding War Horse
To be adapted by scribe Lee Hall, War Horse recounts the extraordinary friendship between a boy and a horse who are separated but whose fates continue to be intertwined over the course of WWI. Though Spielberg is in the market for a new directing gig, he hasn't committed to getting behind the camera for this one (just yet).
"From the moment I read (the book), I knew this was a film I wanted DreamWorks to make," he said. "Its heart and its message provide a story that can be felt in every country."