Kevin Costner's Horizon 2 Yanked After Sequel Flops
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Kevin Costner's Horizon 2 Yanked After Sequel Flops

Jul 10, 2024 9:34 PM

Kevin Costner's "Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 2" has been pulled from its August 16 release date. The decision comes after the first chapter of the ambitious Western series, released on June 28, 2024, underperformed at the box office, earning only $11 million on its opening weekend despite its $100 million budget. The sequel's delay aims to give audiences more time to discover the first installment, which will release on PVOD on July 16, with a Max streaming release to follow. Although the delay is indefinite, it is not a cancellation, and it is hoped that garnered interest will lead to future chapters. Kevin Costner, who directed and starred in the saga, personally invested $38 million in the project. Both chapters were initially set for release late last year.

Why was "Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 2" delayed?

The release of "Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 2" was delayed to give audiences more time to discover the first chapter, which performed poorly at the box office.

Kevin Costner is famous for his roles in films like "Dances with Wolves," for which he won two Academy Awards, as well as "Man of Steel" and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." His move to direct and star in "Horizon: An American Saga" represents a significant personal and professional investment. The Western genre has had fluctuating popularity, but Costner's previous successes suggest a dedication to reviving its appeal in contemporary cinema.

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Mr. Bison Mr. Bison commented on: 2024-07-10 23:18:03
Kevin Costner's passion project hitting a speed bump isn't too surprising given the niche appeal of Westerns these days. Hopefully, the extra time on streaming platforms will help Horizon find its audience and give the sequel a fighting chance.
N3rdo N3rdo commented on: 2024-07-10 23:12:03
Man, it’s always tough seeing a passion project struggle like Horizon: An American Saga. Hopefully, the PVOD and Max releases will help more people discover Chapter 1, and the delay pays off in the end.
Miss Peachy Miss Peachy commented on: 2024-07-10 23:06:03
It’s a bummer to see Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 2 delayed, but giving more people a chance to catch up on the first chapter could be a savvy move. Hopefully, this extra time helps build the audience it needs and lets Kevin Costner’s passion project get the attention it deserves
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