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‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Explores The Hardship Of The American West

In a recent virtual press conference moderated by Pete Hammond, the curtain was lifted on “Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter One,” the latest cinematic endeavor from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Costner. The sprawling Western, which Costner not only directs but also co-writes, produces, and stars in, promises to be a monumental addition to the genre.

The press conference kicked off with Hammond welcoming a diverse array of international journalists and introducing the film’s extensive cast, which includes notable names such as Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, Michael Rooker, Jena Malone, and Luke Wilson, among others. Costner, the creative force behind the project, shared his vision for the ambitious four-part saga that explores the American West during the Civil War era.

You can check out the full press conference below.

Costner described the universality of the film’s themes, emphasizing how the story of America’s frontier resonates globally. “We’re not really all that different,” he said, highlighting the shared human experiences despite varying languages and customs. He likened America’s early days to a “Garden of Eden” that attracted settlers from Europe, unaware of the Indigenous peoples who had thrived there for millennia.

Reflecting on his career-long fascination with the Western genre, Costner acknowledged “Horizon” as his most ambitious project yet. Spanning approximately 12 hours across four parts, the series aims to deliver a complete narrative without waiting for commercial validation from the initial release. “The only way this is successful, in my mind, is that it’s complete,” he asserted.

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The first chapter of “Horizon” recently debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, where it received a warm reception. Costner shared a poignant moment from the premiere, describing the overwhelming applause and the significance of attending with his daughters. “It was a moment for me, for sure. It’s a moment for my colleagues. They all walked that red carpet. Stunningly beautiful. And my children saw me in a different light,” he recounted.

“Horizon: An American Saga” is a historical epic that delves into the tumultuous period of the American Civil War, focusing on the expansion and settlement of the West. The narrative weaves through the experiences of diverse characters, including families, friends, and adversaries, as they navigate the conflicts and promises of the era.

In addition to the primary cast, the film boasts a stellar ensemble, including Abbey Lee, Will Patton, Danny Huston, Jeff Fahey, David O’Hara, and many more. Costner is joined by a talented behind-the-scenes team, including director of photography J. Michael Muro, production designer Derek R. Hill, and costume designer Lisa Lovaas. The musical score is composed by Oscar nominee John Debney.

“Horizon: An American Saga” is set to be a landmark event in cinema, with the first chapter hitting theaters on June 28, 2024, followed by the second chapter on August 16, 2024. The film will also be released in select international markets, including Spain, the UK, Holland, and Italy, on corresponding dates.

Produced by New Line Cinema and Territory Pictures, this epic promises to be a profound exploration of America’s past, crafted by one of Hollywood’s most enduring talents. As the world waits in anticipation, Kevin Costner’s vision of the American West is poised to leave a lasting legacy on the cinematic landscape.

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