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Steven Spielberg has wide-ranging and eclectic interests, so forgive him if he takes eons to decide which film he wants to direct. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog, after several stops and starts on other projects, the director is taking on a boy-and-his-horse drama, 'War Horse,' for his DreamWorks Studios.

There was plenty of Hollywood buzz about what Spielberg would take on after finishing post-production on his current film, 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,' which Paramount will release at the end of 2011. He had acquired the rights to Michael Crichton's 'Pirate Latitudes,' there was a Lincoln biopic, a sci-fi film called 'Interstellar,' written by 'The Dark Knight' scribe Jonathan Nolan, a remake of 'Harvey,' and a George Gershwin project. Steven Spielberg has wide-ranging and eclectic interests, so forgive him if he takes eons to decide which film he wants to direct. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog, after several stops and starts on other projects, the director is taking on a boy-and-his-horse drama, 'War Horse,' for his DreamWorks Studios.

There was plenty of Hollywood buzz about what Spielberg would take on after finishing post-production on his current film, 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,' which Paramount will release at the end of 2011. He had acquired the rights to Michael Crichton's 'Pirate Latitudes,' there was a Lincoln biopic, a sci-fi film called 'Interstellar,' written by 'The Dark Knight' scribe Jonathan Nolan, a remake of 'Harvey,' and a George Gershwin project.

'War Horse' is based on 1982 novel by Michael Morpurgo, which was adapted into a stage play and has had some success in London at the National Theatre and New London Theatre (where Spielberg saw it in March). The story centers on a boy and his horse who get separated during World War I when the foal is taken from his master and brought to the front lines. "Its heart and its message provide a story that can be felt in every country," Spielberg told Variety, which broke the story today.

Spielberg will also produce the film with Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Revel Guest, with DreamWorks' distribution partner, Disney, aiming to release the film in August of next year.