Dartmoor is set to become a must see destination for 2012 thanks to the release of new Spielberg film War Horse.
The film is released in the UK on 13th January and focuses on the moving story of a Devon farm boy who joins the army to search for his horse Joey after he is sold into the cavalry and shipped to France during the First World War.
Many weeks were spent filming on Dartmoor, with locations including Haytor, Combestone Tor, Venford Reservoir, Meavy and Sheepstor, with the Hollywood director praising the beauty of Dartmoor, saying “I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.”
Many of the locations are in rural areas but are still within short driving distance of Plymouth.
Dartmoor Zoological Park hits the big screen in March with the UK release of WE BOUGHT A ZOO starring Matt Damon, and Scarlett Johansson.
Acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (“Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous”) directs this amazing and true story about a single dad who decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two children move to the most unlikely of places: a zoo. With the help of an eclectic staff, and with many misadventures along the way, the family works to return the dilapidated zoo to its former wonder and glory.