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After Yellowstone, head to the horizon: Kevin Costner’s western epic is coming to France, and we’ve got a date!

After Yellowstone, Kevin Costner returns to film with another western epic, this time in two parts: Horizon: An American Saga, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, which will have its world premiere at Cannes tomorrow in the No Competition category. festival. And good news for us French people, Saga has been acquired in France by Metropolitan FilmExport, one of the biggest distributors in the country.

Director, co-writer (with John Baird) and co-producer Kevin CostnerIn the films, he will star alongside great actors, including Jena Malone (Hunger Games), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Abby Lee (Mad Mad: Fury Road), Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Tom Payne (The Walking Dead). ), Luke Wilson (The Tenenbaums), Isabel Furman (Esther), Owen Crowe Shaw (Tin Star), Michael Rooker (Walking Dead) or Jamie Campbell Bower (Stranger Things).

The horizon takes place over the 15 years before and after the Civil War, and the westward expansion is full of pitfalls, be it the natural elements, the interaction with the indigenous peoples who lived on these lands, and their ruthless determination. Who tried to colonize them…

Kevin Costner shared footage from the project at CinemaCon last month and also discussed the theme of the films highlighting the conflict between settlers and the region’s indigenous groups in the American West over the past year.

Back then, there was a promise: if you were tough enough, bad enough, resourceful enough, you could get what you wanted in America.he told CinemaCon exhibitors, noting that this attitude often means that you”Walking on people“. By this he meant indigenous communities living in the West and whose lives were disrupted by settlers. “I will not judge“, he added.

Kevin Costner behind the camera again

two movies horizon It is the fourth and fifth performances of the famous actor, who achieved great success in this field with Open Range in 2003, which won the favor of the public and critics, or his iconic Dances with Wolves in 1990, which won no less than 7 Oscars. including Best Picture and Best Director. On the other hand, his second effort, The Postman, released in 1997, was a box office failure, grossing $20.8 million worldwide against an $80 million budget. Critics were not kind to the feature film either.

Among Metropolitan FilmExport’s other recent acquisitions is Coralie Fargeat’s horror film Substance, starring Margaret Qualley and Demi Moore, in competition at Cannes, which will therefore soon hit our screens.

If Warner Bros. The Horizon films will be released in the United States on June 28 and August 16, while in France they will be released on July 3, 2024 and September 11, 2024, respectively.

Meanwhile, you can apparently find Kevin Costner in Yellowstone , available on Paramount+.

Source: Allocine

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