Steven Spielberg has picked his winning horse for a new film project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spielberg will produce an adaptation of Michael Morpugo's 1982 novel, War Horse.

Spielberg will produce the film alongside Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy and Revel Guest. Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) has come aboard to adapt the novel to the silver screen.

The novel revolves around the story of a boy and his horse and, even though they become separated when he goes off to fight in World War I, they still share a connection.

"From the moment I read Michael Morpurgo's novel 'War Horse' I knew this was a film I wanted DreamWorks to make," said Spielberg. "Its heart and its message provide a story that can be felt in every country."

No production schedule for the film was released.