Horizon director Kevin Costner wants Western to be split into ‘four different movies’ | Entertainment
Kevin Costner wants to split “Horizon” into “four different films”.
The 67-year-old star has unveiled plans for his epic western – which is due to go into production at the end of August and will be his fourth directing effort – and he hopes to release a new film “about every three months”.
Revealing he planned the project as “four different movies,” he told Variety, “It’s all different movies that all connect, so you’re watching a saga of these storylines happening.”
He revealed that casting for the film – his first as a director since 2003’s ‘Open Rage’, following 1997’s ‘The Post Man’ and 1990’s ‘Dances With Wolves’ – is underway as the team “try to fill” 170 speaking roles.
And with the film split into four parts, Costner described the project as being sold as an “event TV movie,” but he noted the studio will make the final decision on whether it’s streaming or on the big screen. screen.
He explained: “I’m the happiest because at some point on TV – where you can get your biggest audience – they’re going to see it the way I wanted it to be seen.
“It will eventually be cut into [hour-long episodes] or 42 minutes – but the TV works. But their first viewing will be in the form of four films of 2 hours and 45 minutes. And every three months, one will come out.
“If you’re interested in these characters, I hope you’ll really want to watch the next one, but it won’t be in hourly increments.”
“Horizon” is set to span 15 years in the colonization of America’s western frontier, as it wishes to focus on both settlers and native groups.
He said: “It’s a really great story; it’s a tough story. It really involves a lot of women, to be honest.
“There are also a lot of men, but the women are really strong in ‘Horizon’. They’re just them trying to get by every day in an incredibly difficult world.”