Spielberg News: New Images from WAR HORSE; John Williams to Score LINCOLN

     November 17, 2011

Today in Steven Spielberg news, we have a couple of stories.  First off, Variety reports that Spielberg will reunite with his longtime composer John Williams for the Abrham Lincoln biopic Lincoln.  It would be more newsworthy if Spielberg wasn’t going with Williams, but why mess with something that’s worked 24 times before?  Williams scored both of Spielberg’s upcoming films, The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse, and it will be interesting to see what he has in store for those movies and for Lincoln.

Speaking of War Horse, 17 new images from the movie have gone online including several set photos.  The movie takes place during World War I and centers on a horse and his owner, Arthur (Jeremy Irvine), trying to reunite after the horse is requisitioned for battle.  Judging by these images, Arthur really likes that horse.  Hit the jump to check out the images.  War Horse opens December 25th.  Lincoln opens in late 2012.

Images via IGN.

Here’s the official synopsis for War Horse:

DreamWorks Pictures’ “War Horse,” director Steven Spielberg’s epic adventure, is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War. “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets–British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter–before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse–an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and war– a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broadway next year. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.

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