The marketing is starting to kick into gear for Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of the book War Horse. Until recently we’d seen only one teaser trailer, but the poster arrived not long ago, and now there is a full UK trailer that shows more of the character of the film. This trailer relies far less upon the monologue from Niels Arestrup than did the first trailer, and it rings with a simple cry: “be brave!” Check it out below.

Good to see Tom Hiddleston get a line there. And the very classic grandeur of the film is starting to show; if Spielberg has really been able to imbue the horse with character this could become an all-time tearjerker.

War Horse stars Jeremy Irvine as Albert, the young man whose horse, Joey, is the center of the film, and also features Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Toby Kebbell.

Empire has the trailer, so no HD for now, but we can likely expect an Apple link soon. War Horse opens on Christmas Day.

From director Steven Spielberg comes “War Horse,” an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. 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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