Dreamworks just released a poster for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, and while it doesn’t tell us anything new – yup, Daniel-Day Lewis still looks like Abraham Lincoln – people seemed excited about it, so here you go. LINCOLN: WHERE THE PAST MEETS THE FUTURA.
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change [so they’re divided by wind? pick a metaphor, yo. -Ed], Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, releases in U.S. theaters exclusive on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012. [Slashfilm]
Obviously Daniel-Day is going to act the sh*t out of this (trivia: no one has ever won an acting Oscar in a Spielberg film, though a few have been nominated), the big question will be how they go about framing a story that’s already familiar to most American school children. According to my exclusive sources, we see the entire Civil War through the eyes of Chompers the Wonder Horse, who unites the country and frees the slaves using a combination of graceful jumps and flowing mane.