Kevin Costner Dishes on Not ‘Spoon-Feeding People’ Who See Horizon: An American Saga



Kevin Costner Dishes on Not ‘Spoon-Feeding People’ Who See Horizon: An American Saga

Summary

  • Horizon: An American Saga — Chapter 1’s
    Kevin Costner has no interest in “spoon-feeding” audiences who see his new Western.
  • The filmmaker says, “I’m so tired of everybody trying to be so delicate about things,” as he defends
    Horizon.
    “[The Native Americans] were pissed,” according to Costner, where the perceived stereotypical depiction of “Indians are the bad guys” in
    Horizon
    is concerned.
  • Costner set his sights on the
    Horizon
    nearly 40 years ago, back when he first started developing the idea in 1988.

“I’m so tired of everybody trying to be so delicate about things.” Those are the words of Horizon: An American Saga — Chapter 1’s filmmaker and star, Kevin Costner. Costner’s new Western does present the Apache as being angry with and violent toward the Horizon settlement’s people, as the movie’s brutal massacre plainly presents. But Costner doesn’t want audiences to get the wrong idea and think Horizon is another stereotypical representation of Native Americans. Costner said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:

“I’m just so tired of everybody trying to be so delicate about things.
[The Native Americans] were pissed.
I don’t feel like I have to [hold someone’s hand].
‘Oh my God, here we go again. Indians are the bad guys.’
Of course, they’re not the bad guys.
But if you’re going to be limited,
if people aren’t willing to watch how something unfolds, I don’t know what to say.”

Horizon

2/5

Horizon centers around fictional characters and takes place in pre- and post-Civil War America, and details the exploration of the American West. Depicting a twelve-year span, the movies feature an ensemble cast portraying various characters and their experiences pioneering into new territory from their homes.

Release Date June 28, 2024

Runtime 3h 1m

Studio New Line Cinema, Territory Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros.

Distributor(s) Warner Bros.

Expand

Costner’s Westerns (Wyatt Earp, Let Him Go, Dances with Wolves, Open Range) arguably may not compare as favorably to his well-received baseball movies over the years (Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game, Chasing Dreams). However, the Hollywood icon does have a firm understanding of and grasp on the Western genre. And with Yellowstone in his rearview mirror, Costner hopes audiences will understand that Native Americans were angry over losing their land, and that his depiction of them in Horizon isn’t an incorrect or stereotypical one to present on-screen. Costner said in the same interview:

“I’m not interested in spoon-feeding people.
The reality is it was one tent too many, and the [Apache] went down there, and they tried to wipe the [settlers] out.
Their anger is they’re not able to hunt.
They have to go and interact with tribes when they had long ago settled those issues.”

Kevin Costner Set His Sights on Horizon Nearly 40 Years Ago

Kevin Costner announced he will not be returning to Yellowstone, even to make a special cameo in which to kill off his character, John Dutton. But Costner will be exploring the Old West for quite a while, as the filmmaker and star plans to expand on Horizon: An American Saga — Chapter 1 by at least three, possibly four, more projects.

Horizon: An American Saga — Chapter 2 opens later this summer on August 16, and Costner has teased up to five movies. When he appeared two days ago (June 25) on The Rich Eisen Show, the brains behind Horizon elaborated on how far his 1988 idea has come. Costner said:

“Well, there was a fifth one.
The first one represents the fifth one.
I don’t know that I’ll ever do it, but that one started in 1988
[…]
So, in ’88, I had this idea for this Western.
Couldn’t make it [in] 2003, couldn’t make it, you know?
Then I had the brainiac idea of making, ‘Well, I’ll make four more.’
That’s like so American [laughter].
‘Nobody wants that first one, dude [smiles].’ It’s like, ‘Wake up, Kev.’”

4:05

Related 45 Best Western Movies of All Time, Ranked

The Western genre has a rich history of films, and these are 45 of the best movies of all time in this important genre.

During the interview, Costner inferred his intention to make four Horizons. For the time being, though, only two are in the can and set to be released this summer. But before fans head out to watch the film in theaters, be sure to check out MovieWeb’s review of Horizon, which declares Chapter 1 “disappoints.”

Horizon: An American Saga — Chapter 1
opens in theaters June 28.

You can view the original article HERE.

Secret Service Director Takes Responsibility For ‘Unacceptable’ Trump Attack
Secret Service Director Takes Responsibility For ‘Unacceptable’ Trump Attack
Singer Ingrid Andress Roasted for Terribly Bad National Anthem at Home Run Derby
Singer Ingrid Andress Roasted for Terribly Bad National Anthem at Home Run Derby
Camila Cabello Seen With Shawn Mendes at Copa América, Third Time’s a Charm
Camila Cabello Seen With Shawn Mendes at Copa América, Third Time’s a Charm
What led to the judge’s ruling?
What led to the judge’s ruling?
Nuked Review | A Raunchy Good Time in the Apocalypse
Nuked Review | A Raunchy Good Time in the Apocalypse
White Chicks Star Busy Philipps Was ‘Embarrassed” by the Movie, Missed out on Mean Girls Audition
White Chicks Star Busy Philipps Was ‘Embarrassed” by the Movie, Missed out on Mean Girls Audition
A Force For Good: Richard Simmons (1948-2024) | Tributes
A Force For Good: Richard Simmons (1948-2024) | Tributes
A Black Family Drawn Into a Legal Conspiracy
A Black Family Drawn Into a Legal Conspiracy
KARA drop ‘Hello’ featuring late member Goo Hara
KARA drop ‘Hello’ featuring late member Goo Hara
Celine Dion Paris Performance? Fans Hope for Olympic Comeback
Celine Dion Paris Performance? Fans Hope for Olympic Comeback
The ‘Gladiator II’ trailer is getting review bombed
The ‘Gladiator II’ trailer is getting review bombed
Watch Kylie Minogue perform ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ with Anitta at BST Hyde Park
Watch Kylie Minogue perform ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ with Anitta at BST Hyde Park
Lovullo: Giving Skenes ASG start was ‘no-brainer’
Lovullo: Giving Skenes ASG start was ‘no-brainer’
A Journey Through Goth-Inspired Home Interior Trends
A Journey Through Goth-Inspired Home Interior Trends
The Dream Team: Seven Ways to Combine Sports and STEM Education
The Dream Team: Seven Ways to Combine Sports and STEM Education
NBA announces Cup groups for 2024
NBA announces Cup groups for 2024
The Bachelorette Season 21 Episode 2 Recap: It’s Devin/Dylan Time!
The Bachelorette Season 21 Episode 2 Recap: It’s Devin/Dylan Time!
S.W.A.T Season 8 Release Date Revealed At CBS After Reversed Cancelation
S.W.A.T Season 8 Release Date Revealed At CBS After Reversed Cancelation
TV’s Most Complicated Father-Son Relationships
TV’s Most Complicated Father-Son Relationships
Lucifer’s Tom Ellis Says He Got a ‘Promotion’ Playing God in Exploding Kittens
Lucifer’s Tom Ellis Says He Got a ‘Promotion’ Playing God in Exploding Kittens
Inside The Daily Front Row’s Hamptons Most Stylish Party At Sunset Harbor
Inside The Daily Front Row’s Hamptons Most Stylish Party At Sunset Harbor
Dior Taps Lewis Hamilton, Burberry’s New CEO, Plus! Who Are Loewe’s Latest Stars?
Dior Taps Lewis Hamilton, Burberry’s New CEO, Plus! Who Are Loewe’s Latest Stars?
‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Returns, Armani’s NYC Show, Plus! What’s Up With LoveShackFancy?
‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Returns, Armani’s NYC Show, Plus! What’s Up With LoveShackFancy?
Vogue Taps Jack Scholssberg, Cynthia Rowley Toasts Charriol, & More!
Vogue Taps Jack Scholssberg, Cynthia Rowley Toasts Charriol, & More!