Reports are circulating that Steven Spielberg has set "War Horse" as his next directing gig. The film is an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's 1982 young adult novel about an English farm horse who is captured by the Germans on the battlefields of World War I. The horse's path continually intertwines with a young boy from his farm as war rages throughout Europe.
It sounds like a sweet enough tale — just don't get too used to the idea that it's coming anytime soon. While "War Horse" is being touted as Spielberg's next directing gig, the filmmaker is attached to a whole slew of other projects that have yet to come to fruition.
After the jump, we've listed a few of the films currently vying for Spielberg's attention.
Spielberg was set to direct "Harvey," a remake of the classic 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart as a man with an invisible 6-foot-tall rabbit for his best friend. But in December, Spielberg backed away from the project after a year and a half of development.
"Indiana Jones 5"
From producer Frank Marshall to actor Shia LaBeouf, several "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" participants are expecting Spielberg to swing back into the adventure franchise — but Harrison Ford is still waiting on the script.
How could we forget Spielberg's proposed Abraham Lincoln biopic that would have seen Liam Neeson starring as the 16th President of the United States? The film has still not come to fruition, with the last update coming nearly two years ago.
Last July, Spielberg's name was dropped in connection with "Matt Helm," a spy thriller based on the secret agent novel series from Donald Hamilton. The project was always in doubt, however, due to tricky ties between Spielberg's DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures.
DreamWorks announced development of "Pirate Latitudes" last year, though it was unclear at the time whether or not Spielberg himself would direct the film. The movie is an adaptation of the late Michael Crichton's novel about piracy in the 17th century.
"Cloverfield" screenwriter Drew Goddard is adapting Daniel H. Wilson's "Robopocalypse" about... well, just read the title and you'll have a good sense for the plot. Spielberg was mentioned as a possible director for the project just last month.
"Untitled Gershwin Biopic"
"Star Trek" actor Zachary Quinto was mentioned as a candidate to headline an untitled Gershwin biopic for Spielberg back in February. For all of you artless barbarians out there, George Gershwin is the man responsible for some of the most memorable Broadway shows of all time. Believe it.
Now, make your pick-- which should Spielberg do in your own perfect world?