Kevin Costner's New Western Film Recreates a 20-Year-Old Release Experiment - But in a More Extensive Way

Kevin Costner's New Western Film Recreates a 20-Year-Old Release Experiment - But in a More Extensive Way

will release the two parts of Horizon just two months apart, a more extreme version of the Matrix sequels' six-month delay. 

While Warner Bros. has had success with back-to-back franchise movie releases, Horizon's success is questionable  

because it is not part of an established IP, making it a higher risk for the company. 

approach to the first two Matrix sequels. Costner is known for his love of Western epics, having directed  

and starred in the three-hour Best Picture winner Dances with Wolves and most recently heading the cast of the TV series Yellowstone. He makes his directorial debut 

with the Western epic Horizon: An American Saga, in which he also stars. The massive project illustrates 

the expansion of the American West before and after the Civil War. 

While the exact length of the project is unknown, the estimated total runtime for Horizon: An American Saga is extensive enough 

that the film has already been divided into two parts. Horizon: An American Saga Chapter One and Horizon: 

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