By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire June 29, 2011 at 2:51AM
Consider the Oscar race on! The trailer for Steven Spielberg's anticipated film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel and subsequent Tony-winning stage play, "War Horse," hit earlier today and it looks suitably epic.
The World War I-set tale centers on a young man Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his horse, Joey. When Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches, Albert journeys to France to save his best friend.
Spielberg's film drops on December 28th, a mere five days after his computer animated "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" opens wide.