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This article is about the second installment in the series. For the series as a whole, see Horizon (franchise).

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Horizon: An American Saga Part 2 is an upcoming American epic Western film co-written, produced and directed by Kevin Costner.[3] It is the second installment of the Horizon film series and serves as a sequel to Horizon: An American Saga Part 1. The film is produced by New Line Cinema and Territory Pictures, being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Reprising their roles from the first film, Costner stars alongside Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, Ella Hunt, Will Patton, Luke Wilson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Thomas Haden Church with newcomers Glynn Turman, Kathleen Quinlan and Giovanni Ribisi.[4]


In the great tradition of classic Westerns, the second film will continue to explore the lure of the old West and will take audiences on a treacherous journey across a country at war with itself, experienced through the lens of families, friends and foes all attempting to discover what it truly means to be the United States of America.




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On June 21, 2022, in an interview, Kevin Costner announced that he planned to make four movies out of the premise of Horizon, and was looking to cast over 170 speaking roles.[3] In November 2022, Costner confirmed that the first film had been completed, and that the second had been greenlit, set to be filmed in Spring 2023.[6] On April 28, 2023, it was revealed that director of photography J. Michael Muro, production designer Derek R. Hill, editor Miklos Wright and costume designer Lisa Lovaas would be re-joining Costner for the second installment.[4] In August 2023, John Debney was revealed to be scoring the film.[1] On July 10, 2024, the film was removed from the August 16, 2024 release window. The news comes following the misfire of Chapter 1 over the July 4th box office frame. There are no plans to send the sequel directly to Max. There could be a theatrical day-and-date plan for Chapter 2, but that’s still being assessed. While it’s been reported that the movie was pulled –that’s a strong word which indicates Chapter 2 has no theatrical prospects. Again, no decision have been made. Costner’s core Yellowstone audience is at home, and the notion is for them to find Horizon Chapter 1 and then yearn to see part two.[7]


Production began on April 10, 2023 in Washington County, Utah.[8][9] Costner told St. George News his first choice of location on the reservation didn’t pan out, even though he kept trying to make it work. He also said he made “a snap decision” about what to do when the Santa Clara River rose about 12 feet higher than expected. The mountains nearby had a record snowfall. He said at the original location, the river came up over the suspension bridge they had built and flooded. Costner had to let go of the first location choice when he didn’t want to. He and his production company crew, Territory Pictures, looked at a backup spot on the reservation up higher, and it was really beautiful but that was the problem with that second location, it was stunning and Costner needed a more lonely place for the scene in the film. Later, Costner found a new spot he liked, also on the Shivwits reservation and the soothing sound of the Santa Clara River and soft red dirt on the Shivwits Band of Paiutes Indian reservation was the background for some movie scenes. The tribal land spans 28,000 acres in southwestern Washington County, 12 miles northwest of St. George, near Ivins, Utah. Shivwits Reservation Land Resources Manager Travis Duran told St George News that the Oscar-winning director and crew treated the land and its people respectfully.[10] On May 2, 2023, cast and crew began arriving in the St. George area for filming in various locations in Washington County including the northeastern most part of the Mojave Desert and adjacent to the Pine Valley Mountains.[11] Filming will also take place in Moab, Utah from June 1 until the 20.[12][13] On May 12, 2023, Ella Hunt stated that it was her final day as her character for a while, signaling that she was done filming for Part 2. On June 23, 2023, Isabelle Fuhrman confirmed that filming had ended for Horizon: An American Saga Part 2.[14]


In April 2023, Glynn Turman, Kathleen Quinlan and Giovanni Ribisi joined the cast alongside Kevin Costner, Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, Ella Hunt, Will Patton, Luke Wilson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Thomas Haden Church who are reprising their respective roles from the first film.[4] On June 30, 2023, Austin Archer was revealed to have been cast in the franchise. Archer has already shot his scenes for the first and second film.[5]


Horizon: An American Saga Part 2 currently has no release date after being pulled from the schedule.[7] The film was originally set to be released theatrically on August 16, 2024 in the United States, being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.[15] K5 International was set to handle international sales on the film at the American Film Market.[2]


In June 2022, Costner stated he plans to make four Horizon films in total, shot back-to-back.[3] Filming for the third part began on May 2, 2023 in the St. George area and other various locations in Washington County including part of the Mojave Desert and adjacent to the Pine Valley Mountains.[11] Production on the third film was halted of the 2023 WGA writers and the 2023 SAG-AFTRA actors strike.[16]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 John Debney Scoring Kevin Costner's 'Horizon: An American Saga'
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kevin Costner’s Epic Western ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Will Be On Sale For International Buyers At AFM
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kevin Costner Wants to Split His Western Epic ‘Horizon’ Into Four Movies (EXCLUSIVE)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 ‘Horizon: An American Saga’: Glynn Turman, Kathleen Quinlan & Giovanni Ribisi Join Second Installment Of Kevin Costner’s Western Epic
  5. 5.0 5.1 TikTok Star Austin Archer Joins Cast of Kevin Costner’s Epic Four-Part Western ‘Horizon’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  6. Kevin Costner Reveals 13-Year-Old Son Hayes Will Appear in His Epic Western 'Horizon' : 'He's Really Good'
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kevin Costner’s ‘Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 2’ Theatrical Release Delayed
  8. Horizon: An American Saga Pt. 1 and 2 (Feature Film)
  9. Why the Kevin Costner production ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ picked Utah
  10. Costner, crew team up with Southern Utah tribe to protect, preserve while filming on reservation
  11. 11.0 11.1 Filming begins in St. George for Kevin Costner’s ‘Horizon, an American Saga’
  12. 'Horizon: An American Saga Part 2'
  14. Just wrapped #HORIZON part 2.
  15. Kevin Costner Western ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ To Hit Theaters In Two Chapters
  16. Kevin Costner’s Two-Part ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Sets Summer 2024 Dates
  17. Baby celebreiting her birthday in Utah with the cast & crew of #Horizon!