Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Kevin Costner Trades “Yellowstone” for 2 Part Civil War “Horizon” Next Summer: A New “Waterworld” or “Postman”?


We all know Kevin Costner is gone from “Yellowstone.” He’s been in a civil war with creator Taylor Sheridan for a year. When “Yellowstone” returns, John Dutton will do some brave thing and gox six feet under.

Now comes word that Costner and Warner Bros. will gamble on the “Yellowstone” fame next summer. They’re releasing two chapters of Costner’s Civil War saga, “Horizon,” on June 28th and August 14th. The movie are rated R and they are long. They’re cast with good, strong actors but no STARS who would draw audiences to theaters. If the first one isn’t a hit, what will happen to the second one?

Originally “Horizon” was set for TV, and really, it’s better suited to HBO Max or HBO than theaters.

The whole thing is a big bet because Costner hasn’t had a movie theater hit in decades. His heyday was in the 90s, Back then his big gamble paid off with “Dances with Wolves.” But he’s since then made some of the worst movies in history including “Waterworld” and “The Postman.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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