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Kevin Costner’s Horizon 2 Pulled from Cinemas After First Part’s Box Office Failure

Kevin Costner’s Horizon 2 Pulled from Cinemas After First Part’s Box Office Failure

Kevin Costner’s sequel Horizon: An American Saga was due out next month but has already been removed from the schedule.

In a statement sent to DiversityTerritory Pictures and New Line Cinema have confirmed that Horizon: An America Saga – Chapter 2 will no longer be released on its previously promised August 16 date. The blow to Costner’s Western franchise comes after the first chapter is set to hit theaters on June 28, 2024.

It’s an indefinite delay for the sequel, but not a complete cancellation. In the meantime, Horizon: Chapter 1 is set to release on PVOD on July 16, with a Max release date yet to be announced.

Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 2 has been pulled from its August release date.

“Territory Pictures and New Line Cinema have decided not to release Horizon: Chapter 2 on August 16 to give audiences a greater chance to discover the first Horizon film in the coming weeks, including on PVOD and Max,” a New Line Cinema spokesperson said. “We thank our exhibition partners for their continued support as audiences across the U.S. discover the film in its theatrical release.”

Costner directed and starred in the Horizon saga. Chapter 1 reportedly cost $100 million to make, but only made $11 million in its opening weekend. The star, who is best known for starring in films such as Dances with Wolves, Man of Steel and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, said: GQ in May that he had personally invested “around $38 million in the film.” Both chapters secured release dates late last year.

Variety’s sources claim that Horizon: Chapter 1 has been performing steadily among older audiences in middle America. The decision to reconsider the release date for Chapter 2 was made collectively in hopes of generating interest and potentially releasing even more chapters of the saga in the future.

“The audience response to Horizon and the enthusiasm for continuing our story in Horizon 2 has been incredibly rewarding,” Territory said in a statement. “Kevin created this film for people who love movies and want to go on that journey. The support we’ve received from fans and theater owners who are experiencing the first chapter of this saga only strengthens our belief in them and the films we’ve made, and we thank them for joining us on this journey. We’re excited to expand that window because we know it will only serve to enrich the experience of watching Horizon 2.”

We were not in love in Horizon: Chapter 1. In our 4/10 reviewwe said, “The first chapter in Kevin Costner’s epic Western series is a twisty, regressive snooze.” No other release plans for Chapter 2 have been announced at this time.

Michael Cripe is a freelance writer at IGN.