Kevin Costner announces that his return to directing is now going to cover four films, and not just one: more on Horizon here.

This summer, for the first time since the superb 2003 film Open Range, Kevin Costner is to direct a brand new movie. Announced a few months ago, it goes by the name of Horizon, and is set to follow a 15 year story set amongst the settlers of the western frontier in America. It’s another western, that Costner has been developing for some time.

And in a flying visit to the UK this week, he’s now revealed that Horizon isn’t just one film: it’s four.

He’ll head into production this year on the first movie, and that alone will be running for around two hours and 45 minutes. Then, in April 2023, Costner’ll go back behind the camera to shoot the next three films. It’s reported that production will run in all for 220 days.

How will we get to watch it, though? Costner tells Variety that the film has been sold as an “event television movie”, but also admits that its fate its somewhat in the hands of its parent studio (that we believe to be the Warner Bros-owned New Line).

He says that Horizon will eventually be cut up into episodes, but the way he intends people to see it? It “will be as four two hour and 45-minute movies. And every three months, one will come out. If you’re interested in those characters, the hope is that you’ll really want to watch the next one, but it won’t be in hour segments”.

Costner will juggle the making of Horizon around his commitments to the hugely successful ongoing TV show Yellowstone. When we hear of any kind of release date for Horizon, we’ll let you know…

Variety

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