“They will come to theaters for 12 hours”: Kevin Costner Has a Bizarre Dream for His Horizon Saga in the Near Future as Actor Aims to Revive The Western Once Again

Kevin Costner wants to bring back the West in such a way that people would enjoy attending 12-hour marathon screenings of all parts of his Horizon saga

“They will come to theaters for 12 hours”: Kevin Costner Has a Bizarre Dream for His Horizon Saga in the Near Future as Actor Aims to Revive The Western Once Again

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  • Kevin Costner's magnum opus, Horizon: An American Saga, is a monumental four-part project he's writing, producing, and directing.
  • The actor revealed that although only two of the four planned films have been produced so far, he has the other two scripts prepared.
  • And if all goes according to plan, audiences may one day have the chance to immerse themselves in the entire saga during an epic binge-watch at the theater.
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Kevin Costner’s magnum opus, Horizon: An American Saga, is a monumental four-part project he’s co-writing, producing, and directing. Two parts of which are already set for simultaneous release this year itself. However, Costner has a wild dream for this Wild West story, he wishes for a time in no more than a couple of years when audiences can experience all four parts as one seamless theatrical event if everything goes according to his plan.

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Kevin Costner in Horizon: An American Saga

In Two Years Fans Can Go for a 12-Hour Marathon Watch of the Horizon Saga in Theaters!

For the past 35 years, Kevin Costner, best known for his role in Yellowstone, has poured his heart and soul into this sprawling saga. With a premiere slated for the Cannes Film Festival followed by a theatrical release split into two parts to the masses, Costner’s vision is coming to life. Yet, it’s his grand ambition is what that makes it truly interesting.

Should this venture prove successful both critically and commercially, he envisions continuing the saga with additional releases in a couple of years. And if all goes according to plan, audiences may one day have the chance to immerse themselves in the entire saga during an epic binge-watch at the theater. He revealed his plans at the CinemaCon as reported by The Hollywood Reporter,

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“Maybe a year and a half, two years from now, they will come (to theaters) for 12 hours,”

Kevin Costner in Horizon: An American Saga
Kevin Costner in Horizon: An American Saga

The actor revealed that although only two of the four planned films have been produced so far, he has the other two scripts prepared. Warner Bros. has partnered on the film, and plans to make it the “theatrical event of the summer.”Thus, one can say, this summer is going to be epic for movie buffs courtesy of Kevin Costner!

Kevin Costner’s Love Affair with the Wild Wild West!

In elaborating on his ambitions and why he believes the experience will be a thrilling 12-hour journey, which it finally comes together, that passes in the blink of an eye, he said at CinemaCon,

“When I think about the promise of America, there was a promise out here, if you could go. If you were tough enough, if you were mean enough, if you were resourceful enough, if you were lucky enough, you could take what you wanted in America,–That promise meant that we step on a whole group of people who had been here for thousands of years. But that’s what happened in America … I don’t pass judgment because I don’t want to look down on people’s resourcefulness.”

Costner is never shy to show his love and passion for his favorite genre, the Western. This genre has always served as a medium for him to tell his stories intriguingly.

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Through it, he delves into America’s origins, flaws, and iconic stories. His political stances on democracy and environmentalism are also subtly reflected. This is notably evident in his work, such as Dances with Wolves as well as Yellowstone.

Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves
Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves

Speaking about the Cannes Film Festival and its significance to him, he said (via Festival De Cannes),

“I’d like to thank the Festival de Cannes for including my film ‘Horizon, an American Saga’ in this year’s selection,—It’s been 20 years since I’ve had the pleasure of being on the Croisette. I’ve been waiting for the right time to return and I’m proud to say that this time has come. ‘Horizon, an American Saga’ is a story that began 35 years ago, and I can’t think of a better place than Cannes to reveal to the world the result of such a wonderful adventure. The French have always supported films and believed deeply in filmmaking. Just as I believe deeply in my film.”

Hence, all Yellowstone enthusiasts can now collectively breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that Kevin Costner’s journey into the untamed West is far from over. With this new project, fans are excited to see what happens next, keeping their hopes high for this big adventure.

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Horizon: An American Saga’s first part will hit the theaters on June 28, 2024, and the second will follow a few weeks later on August 16, 2024.

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