Kevin Costner Is Developing a 10-Hour Western, So Secure a Spot on the Couch Now

Giddy up.


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You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, meaning that whatever script Kevin Costner’s agent pushes on him, he’ll somehow figure out how to star in a Western instead. Still not content with his string of ’80s and ’90s cowboy classics, Dances with Wolves, Silverado and Wyatt Earp, Hollywood’s erstwhile buckaroo of choice is developing a Western epic with an unprecedented runtime—10 hours.

In an interview with Vulture, Costner revealed his next project as a director will be a Western, which he vaguely admits he’s writing with “some people.”

“I have another Western I’ve co-written with some people, and I would like to play out the second half of my career directing more. I’ve constantly given the movies I’ve found to directors who I thought could do it better, but there are a lot of voices in my ear from my family saying, ‘You need to direct the movies you fall in love with.’ So I think I will.”

Despite being tight-lipped about the project, Costner announced the mammoth 10-hour runtime in an interview with Variety:

“I have one. I’ve been working on it. It’s about 10 hours long, how about that? Maybe I’ll make three features out of it. There’s a fourth one, too, so it’s truly a saga. I could do TV, or I could also make it like every six months, have a big western that’s tied together like Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring. I think those are fun to watch.”

It is unknown whether or not the 61-year-old actor will also star in his production, but it will certainly be divided into multiple parts, either as a film franchise or a TV miniseries. If the latter is the case, then pray, for the sake of Costner fanatics everywhere (if they still exist), that all 10 uninterrupted hours will premiere at once on Netflix.

h/t Collider