For Kevin Costner, May 19th will be the most important day in years

For Kevin Costner May 19th will be the most important

Waterworld (and Postman) star Kevin Costner could have rested on his successful series comeback. After all, he lends his face to Yellowstone, currently the most successful fictional US series. But Costner wanted more. He finally wanted to realize his dream project Horizon and even accepted a crisis at Yellowstone to do so. In May it will be The first part of the Western multi-part premieres at the Cannes Film Festival. There is hardly a larger stage – and rehearsal – for such a project.

We find out how good Kevin Costner’s Horizon is 3 months before its theatrical release

Horizon Part I will have its world premiere in Cannes, namely on May 19, 2024. The film is not in competition for the Palme d’Or, but rather out of competition. It will still be one momentous day for Kevin Costner be.

Cannes premieres can be a blessing – and a curse. When Top Gun: Maverick premiered on the Croisette in 2022, Tom Cruise’s aviation epic took an important step towards eventual box office success with excellent reviews. A year later, Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fortune followed, which performed mediocrely and then became a financial failure.

There’s a lot at stake for Costner: Horizon is initially designed as a two-parter, but according to Costner it should be a whole four films from Western history arise. If Part 1 goes down, it could mean an early end to his dream.

What the Western has to do with the Yellowstone Crisis

At the same time, Costner has more or less fulfilled his dream project catapulted from the Yellowstone cast. Rumors have been circulating for months about behind-the-scenes differences involving, among other things, Costner’s Horizon schedule, which is said to have had a negative impact on his Yellowstone involvement. Rumors are rumors, but the fact is that Yellowstone will end early. It is unclear whether Costner will even return for the second half of the fifth and final season.

We explain the details of the Yellowstone problems in the podcast:

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Whether Kevin Costner will mourn the series remains to be seen. His insistence on the Realization of a project that he has carried with him since 1988, definitely commands respect. No matter what the reviews look like in just over a month.

Moviepilot is back in Cannes to give you first impressions of Horizon, Furiosa and other films in the program.

Then Horizon comes to the cinema

Horizon or Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 has a German cinema release on August 22nd. Part 2 is scheduled to follow on November 7th.