Kevin Costner seems to be enjoying a career resurgence, as of late. He’s appeared in quite a few films this year, and, judging from the sound of it, he’s thinking about stepping back into the directors chair as well. Costner, known for his Western roles above all, has quite an ambitious plan for the near future.
Costner told Colider:
“I’ve got this Western that I think I could make. I actually have this idea to make them all at once and release one on Memorial Day, one on Thanksgiving, and then one on the Fourth of July, all within a 12 month span, because it’s all the same story but it truly is a journey, with a fourth movie coming right after. Will I be able to do that? I don’t know. But that’s what I think about, that’s what I try to do. And people go, ‘Oh that’s really interesting, Kevin. We don’t think we can do that.’ And I’m thinking ‘Man, that’s a really good idea.’ I thought that was a true ongoing series, or sequel if you will, that actually was an honest one. A second one wasn’t invented because the first one made a little money.”
This sound shockingly doable, actually. With the current emphasis on franchise and sequels, it almost seems like a no brainer for a studio to green light. Yeah, sure it’ll be expensive and risky, but the rewards could be absolutely fabulous.