Steven Spielberg’s new movie War Horse to be filmed in Devon

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Director Steven Spielberg is to film his latest movie on a remote moorland in Devon, it emerged today.

Spielberg, 63, will use windswept Dartmoor as a location for his upcoming adaptation of the novel War Horse.

Steven Spielberg arrives on set of new film War Horse

The film will take three months to make and is based on a book by British author Michael Morpurgo.

Mr Morpurgo, of Iddesleigh  near Dartmoor, used his home village as the location for part of the novel.

He said: ”I know they are filming on Dartmoor and in London. I am excited and I hope to go on set and see it.

”It is going to be a big event. I love the idea of bringing the countryside to people all over the world.”

The book tells the story of a horse sold to the cavalry and then shipped to France during the First World War, and his young owner’s mission to bring him home.

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