Horizon – An American Saga | Kevin Costner to shoot last two films this year

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Kevin Costner is planning to shoot Horizon: An American Saga Part 3 and Part 4

Earlier this week, news landed that the UK will definitely be getting Kevin Costner’s upcoming Horizon: An American Saga on the big screen. Costner has co-written, starring and directs the first two films in a planned four movie saga, and both will be in cinemas this summer.

Still, Horizon: An American Saga has cost a reported $100m a film, and Kevin Costner’s plans to shoot the third and fourth chapter looked to have been a little bit delayed. There were reports that he was rattling tins just to tie up the financing, after putting substantial funds into the project himself.

The thinking was that he’d thus wait until the release of Horizon: An American Saga – Part 1 and Horizon: An American Saga – Part 2 before trying to get Part 3 and Part 4 moving. Not so, though. Having set up a film studio in southern Utah, Costner is now set to shoot both movies there in the second half of this year. He’s going to be shooting the last two films back to back, which means we should get them both on cinema screens in 2026 – if not possibly next year.

The whole saga is a genuine put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is risk, especially given that audiences haven’t yet set their eyes on the first movie. Horizon: An American Saga – Part 1 is debuting at the Cannes Film Festival next month, before heading into general release at the end of June. Horizon: An American Saga – Part 2 is then with us in mid-August. The films reportedly carry an R-rating too, and there’s no way they’d have been made through the standard studio system. Costner, after all, had been down that route trying to get Horizon moving before.

More news on the films as we hear it. In the meantime, here’s the trailer for the first two features in the series, that mark the first time Kevin Costner has directed since the terrific 2003 feature Open Range.

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