“I’m Not A Fool, But I’m Not Afraid”: Kevin Costner Defends Spending $20M More Than Initially Reported On Horizon Budget

“I’m Not A Fool, But I’m Not Afraid”: Kevin Costner Defends Spending $20M More Than Initially Reported On Horizon Budget

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Summary Self-financing: Kevin Costner clarifies that he's invested $58 million in "Horizon: An American Saga," emphasizing his commitment to the project.

Long-term value: Costner believes in the lasting impact of movies, stating that the quality of the film will attract audiences over time.

Financial risk: While hoping to recoup his investment, Costner asserts that he's not afraid of potential losses and values the experience over profit.

Horizon: An American Saga director, writer, producer, and star Kevin Costner defends contributing even more than was initially reported on his Western epic. Representing a decades-old passion project for Costner, the upcoming film, which is intended to serve as the first in four-part saga, chronicles a period before and after the American Civil War as settlers move West. Ahead of the Horizon: An American Saga release date, much has been written about the film's budget and commercial prospects, with Costner previously reported to have put $38 million of his own money into the movie.

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Costner clarifies that he's actually put $58 million of his own money in Horizon: An American Saga. It's possible that the earlier $38 million figure was correct and that this new number takes into account Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 3, which just started production, but, however, the money has been divided, the saga clearly represents a significant investment for the actor. Check out Costner's comments on the self-financing below:

"I think at this moment, it's about $58 million in cash. And what that means, fucker, is that you can't get a ticket half-price. If you do that, I'm going to make sure when I get to London, I'm going to look you up, and when you see me come through the door you don't think "Kevin", you think "Hayes". (Laughs) "I understand. I'm not a fool, but I'm not afraid I will own this movie the rest of my life. So will my family. And movies are a lot more than their opening weekend. They have value throughout their life, and I will own this movie throughout my life. And people will find it. And when they do, whether it's opening weekend or not, they're going to find a quality. They're going to find a story that they're going to want to revisit or share with someone. And that's the power of a movie to me. "What happens is that can also translate into commerce. My hope is that I get this money back, but you know what, I'm not going to fall apart if it [doesn't happen]. I'll lose some things that I had valued, but they're just things I've kept. I should add, I don't want to have to ever do this again. But I don't live my life in fear."

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Source: Empire Magazine

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