Spielberg to adapt World War I novel into movie

Spielberg to adapt World War I novel into movie

Steven Spielberg

The Oscar winner has bought the rights to Michael Morpurgo's 1982 book "Warhorse", which follows the relationship between a boy and his horse in the backdrop of the war, reports hollywood.com.

"From the moment I read the book, I knew this was a film I wanted to make. Its heart and its message provide a story that can be felt in every country," said Spielberg, who tackled World War II in "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers".

He has roped in "Billy Elliot" writer Lee Hall for the project. Hall will adapt the book and Spielberg will produce the film. However, it is uncertain if the latter will direct the movie as well.

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