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Van you do it? Vanilla Ice urges Steven Spielberg to make movie about missing racehorse Shergar

The star of the 1990s who scored a massive hit with ‘Ice Ice Baby’, has been fascinated with horses ever since he was a child

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Vanilla Ice wants a movie made about Shergar

Vanilla Ice wants a movie made about Shergar

Vanilla Ice wants a movie made about Shergar

Rapper Vanilla Ice who is planning a visit to Ireland, has told how he wants director Steven Spielberg to make a movie about the famous missing racehorse Shergar. 

The star of the 1990s who scored a massive hit with ‘Ice Ice Baby’, has been fascinated with horses ever since he was a child.

The singer whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle has described the famous racehorse's disappearance as the "most amazing story ever".

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Walter Swinburn and Shergar are led into the winner’s enclosure by the Aga Khan after winning the 1981 Epsom Derby. Photo: Getty

Walter Swinburn and Shergar are led into the winner’s enclosure by the Aga Khan after winning the 1981 Epsom Derby. Photo: Getty

Walter Swinburn and Shergar are led into the winner’s enclosure by the Aga Khan after winning the 1981 Epsom Derby. Photo: Getty

He said: "My fascination with horses is very deep, since I was a kid I've always been fascinated with just the look of a horse!

"Looking out across a field, the tranquillity of it and seeing a horse there is just beautiful.

"Just like when people look out at the ocean, it's just a body of water but it makes you feel some type of way.

"There is no story out there that even compares to the story of Shergar because it's so deep that the minute you start absorbing what really, actually happened and to know this is a true story - it sounds like something that could've been made up in Hollywood.

"But it's so fascinating, this story just intrigues you, it's like a really good book you can't set it down. You start asking questions, 'Well, what happened next?'

"They breed these horses and so all of the trainers were sending big money ransom to get this horse back and all of the kidnappers were sending ransom notes - this is just the most amazing story ever!"

Vanilla Ice told how he "loved" narrating a podcast about the Irish-bred thoroughbred that won the Epsom Derby by 10 lengths, the Irish Derby and three other races in a dazzling career as a three-year-old in 1981.

He was retired to Ballymany Stud in Co Kildare where he was stolen from on the night of February 9th, 1983.

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His remains were never recovered.

Speaking to RTE's Brendan O'Connor, he urged Spielberg to make a movie about Shergar's disappearance.

He said: "The mystery of the whole thing is that he was never found.

“It also makes you wonder, this horse was very pampered it was living in really nice stables better than a lot of humans live, brushed every day and fed and trained and just a superhorse.

“It makes you wonder when he was kidnapped did they take care of him or did they just let him run around or what did they do with him?

"This was my first time doing this - to narrate a whole story - and I loved it, because I was getting more and more involved in the details as I was going along too and I would sometimes just stop from the script and go, 'Wait a minute, what happened here?!

"This horse is an amazing superhorse - that's one thing - but the story behind it, like I said it's just so fascinating it needs to be a Hollywood movie, a big one too and if it's been done it needs to be redone.

"This needs to be a big Hollywood blockbuster, top star, top producers, Spielberg needs to come on and do this."

Vanilla Ice is presenting the seven-episode podcast that will look at the unsolved mystery of the famous racehorse's disappearance.

The BBC said their new podcast, Sports' Strangest Crimes, covers "money, sex, glamour, politics, extreme violence to humans and animals, accusations of terrorist links to Europe, the Middle East and USA and the kidnap of Shergar the super horse."

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