Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Costner marks his return to feature film directing with New Line Cinema’s vast Horizon: An American Saga, a multi-faceted chronicle covering the Civil War expansion and settlement of the American West. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute, and has announced that not one, but two films will be released in theatres next summer—the first on June 28, 2024, followed quickly by the second on August 16, 2024.
A story of Americana and patriotism too big for one film, this cinematic event also stars Costner, who co-writes with Jon Baird (The Explorers Guild) and produces through his Territory Pictures.
In the tradition of Warner Bros. Pictures’ iconic Westerns, Horizon: An American Saga explores the lure of the Old West and how it was won—and lost—through the blood, sweat and tears of many.
Jeff Goldstein, president, Warner Bros. Pictures domestic distribution said, “Together with Kevin, his team and his phenomenal cast, and our partners at New Line Cinema, we intend to make Horizon the theatrical event of the summer. As vital a part of cinema’s history as Dances with Wolves is, we believe Kevin only scratched the surface of that period, and we are thrilled to see him present an even deeper, more expansive view with these powerhouse stories.”
Costner is joined behind the camera by director of photography J. Michael Muro (Billionaire Boys Club,” “Parker), production designer Derek R. Hill (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Magnificent Seven), editor Miklos Wright (For All Mankind, Open Range) and costume designer Lisa Lovaas (Ambulance, Transformers: The Last Knight). The music is by Oscar nominee John Debney (The Passion of the Christ, The Greatest Showman).