War Horse Poster: Steven Spielberg Keeps Eyes on the Prize

war_horse_poster.jpgWhat's that off in the distance that has the equine hero of War Horse and his young master Jeremy Irvine so preoccupied? Is it the bloody, unfathomable futility of World War I? Is it some embattled enemy's surrender across a muddy, cratered battlefield? Is it the prospect of peace after their prolonged exposure to mortal danger? Pssshh. There's an Oscar over there!

There are probably ways to sweeten the awards bait on this one -- pretend the movie's about WWII, make the horse stutter, etc. -- but I think Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks and Disney pretty much have the recipe they want for the big kudos potluck to follow. Your mileage may vary... thoughts?

[Click right for full-size image via EW]


  • troofire says:

    If this wins the Oscar it will be the second time in as many decades that a Best Pictures Oscar winner also won a Tony award for Best Play or Musical. What was the other picture? Titanic of course.

  • I _totally forgot_ about the _Titanic_ musical. Remember how in previews the boat wouldn't sink? Julie Taymor would have been proud.

  • j'accuse! says:

    What's off in the distance? An Oscar...for sexy moody staring. For the horse, natch.
    Btw, S.T., bro to bro...I wouldn't mind it...if you guys just didn't cover that Human Centipede II movie. The small portion I saw of the trailer for the first one is absolutely the most horrific thing I've seen, and I've seen dead bodies and hippies having sexual relations before. So...I ask...fully knowing this won't happen...that you please just ignore it.

  • I hear you, sincerely, I do. I don't think there's that much more we can do with it -- we did the feature from Fantastic Fest, we did the trailer, all that's really left is the review. I'd just encourage you to scrooolllll right past that bad boy. And we're trying to be selective with the rest where we can!

  • Sydney says:

    I loved this book and can't wait to see the movie! I am hoping I'll like it more than Secretariat, which was good, but too much about the people and not enough about the horse. Hope this is even better.

  • j'accuse! says:

    You're a great 'merican.

  • free bee says:

    ----'EQUUS Goes to War''? ---in 2011?
    Meanwhile, franchise slum Hollywood continues to
    REFUSE any consciousness, any address, any probe,
    indeed, ANY MENTION of the yet unfolding RED Chinese
    Just a little reminder on this, the 60th Anniversary
    of the again 'mysteriously overlooked', RED China--Globalist
    and EUGENICS 'unfriendly' ---the awesomely relevant
    --------------------------KOREAN WAR-----------------------------