War Horse is a 2011 British-American war drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and is intended for release in the United States on 25 December 2011 and in the United Kingdom on 13 January 2012.
It is based on both War Horse, a children's novel set during World War I, by British author Michael Morpurgo, first published in the UK in 1982, and the 2007 National Theatre stage adaptation of the same name. Set in Devon at the outbreak of World War 1, Joey, young Albert Narracott's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.
He serves in the British and German armies, which takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before being alone in no man's land.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 27/12/2011
- Category: Films, cinema
- ISBN: 9780062192615