DreamWorks Studios has acquired the rights to the World War I adventure novel War Horse
for Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Revel Guest to produce. Lee Hall (Billy Elliot
) is writing the script.
Written by children's author Michael Morpurgo and first published in 1982, War Horse
tells the story from a boy's POV of being separated from his horse. The sentimental play, staged with puppet horses, has been a huge sellout family hit in London
for the past two years. Spielberg believes the story has universal appeal.