Hollywood Officially So Out of Ideas Now That They've Decided to Reboot Kevin Costner
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Hollywood Officially So Out of Ideas Now That They've Decided to Reboot Kevin Costner

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 7, 2012 | Comments ()

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It's true. After beginning his comeback as Jonathan Kent in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, Kevin Costner -- who hasn't played lead in a decent film since 1996's Tin Cup (although, he has had two excellent supporting turns in Company Men and The Upside of Anger) -- is suddenly in demand again.

In fact, the 57-year-old Oscar winner has been offered the role of Chris Pine's mentor in the new Jack Ryan film, which is apparently considered a co-leading role. As you might recall, Kenneth Branagh is directing the long in-development project, as well as playing the villain.

That's not all. Coming off his Emmy nominated turn in the dreadful Hatfields & McCoys, Costner has also been offered the lead in Luc Besson's Three Days to Kill, about a dying government agent who decides to take on one last mission, as well as make amends with his estranged daughter. Slashfilm appropriately notes that it could be the equivalent of Liam Neeson's Taken, a movie that propelled Neeson back to superstardom. Note, too, that all of this comes after Costner had to decline a role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained due to scheduling conflicts.

I guess Costner has given up on his centrifugal separator technology -- which was supposed to be the solution to the Gulf oil spill -- and returned to acting. Good choice, Kevin.

(Source: Slashfilm)

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  • Pookie

    And another thing, all that goddamn pussy out there and he's in his underground lab in his Mediterranean style home in the Hollywood Hills working on some fucking cockamamie oil machine.

  • Pookie

    Yeah, if I’m ever anywhere near an oil spill I’m calling Kevin Costner because he’s the best when it comes to cleaning up oil spills. It took President Obama’s Secretary Of Energy , Dr. Chu, damn near three months to fix the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and this motherfucker won the Nobel in physics. But no, the “Body Guard” got some fucking super secret oil sucking machine that would have cleaned up the oil spill in like thirty minutes. But Cos was too busy reading scripts to get involved.

  • DeistBrawler

    What about the 2007 Mr. Brooks? I liked that movie...

  • MurderBot

    I would never try to argue that it's a good movie though. I too, liked it, but I suspect it's purely because of how much fun Cosnter and William Hurt seemed to be having with their roles.

    Kinda like The Big Hit. Not a good movie objectively, but an awesome movie nonetheless!

    Oh and plus we got to see Costner kill Dane Cook with a shovel! That was pretty gratifying.

  • Anna von Beav

    FINALLY. God.

  • Celery Man

    I'm going to say this with as little vitriol as possible, but did you even watch Hatfields and McCoys, and if so, what did you find so dreadful about it? Sure, the story isn't exactly uplifting, but was it the great performances, the fantastic cinematography, or the 16 Emmy nominations that you disliked the most? Unless of course, you're referring to the content of the story itself, which is/was rather dreadful, in which case I apologize and ask you to simply rephrase the sentence.

  • DeistBrawler

    I watched the series. I think it bit off more than it could chew. None of the characters were really given life because there were entirely too many of them. They couldn't just focus on making one of them compelling. Also the love story between Johnse and Roseanna was bad. Just...bad. They could have eliminated that whole attempt and focused on something else instead of stringing it along.

  • Slash

    The soul patch is the mullet of facial hair.

  • Bert_McGurt

    A "Colorado Chinwarmer", if you will? Or "Montana Mouth-Fraggle"?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I want to give you all the upvotes. I don't know if you invented those terms, but they are amazing.

  • John W

    Come on Kevin we know you're just dying to make a movie where you play a cowboy who plays baseball.

  • kirbyjay

    Come on Kevin we know you're just dying to make a movie where you play a cowboy who plays baseball.....
    That is four hours long.
    Costner was my dream guy back in the Bull Durham, Field of Dreams days. Hell, I even loved Robin Hood. But I think it was the 4 hour closeups of The Postman and Wyatt Earp that clued me in on his extreme ego, "Look at me, I'm stoic AND pretty" and caused me to coil up in horror at the thought of another marathon epic of his face. Now that he is older and playing character roles infused with a little more personality and humor, I'll jump back on the KC bandwagon

  • Quatermain

    I'd watch that too.

  • fribbley

    I'd watch that.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Fandango. The best reason to not hate Kevin Costner.

    We saw the trailer for Taken 2... I was thinking it is kind of ironic... interesting... or something that Liam Neeson has become an action hero actor at 60.

  • Khal Mifune

    Hey, I'm not a Costner fan either, but nothing good since '96? You really need to see Mr. Brooks.

  • Groundloop

    After experiencing the Steven Seagal Movie Generator


    this "Three Days to Kill, about a dying government agent who decides to take on one last mission, as well as make amends with his estranged daughter." really sounds like it should be starring Seagal with some Tom Arnold on the side.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    Actually, his technology is not a joke based on everything I've read, including the article you linked to. I can't find much good data, but BP originally tested six machines and then ordered 32 more to be used in the spill cleanup. I've done some research on dispersants and oil eating microbes dating back to the Valdez spill and, not all that surprisingly, that shit don't really work. Also, Costner made a crap load of money in the sale of those 32 machines to that point that one of the Baldwin brothers, who had been an early investor in the company, sued because he sold his shares before learning of BP's interest in more machines (Costner eventually won). I hope at some point that more data on the effectiveness of the machines becomes available, but it appears that his machines likely were more effective than the dispersants and he made a pile of cash. So really, I think he's kind of kicking ass and taking names on all fronts.

  • BobbFrapples

    So this is his John Travolta/PulpFiction kind of return?

  • Jezzer

    Pretty much, except Travolta had his comeback and THEN had his massage sex scandal. Costner did it the other way around.

  • DeistBrawler

    Didn't Travolta have a comeback, and then a disappearance, and then a comeback, followed by stupidity? I feel like that's how it went.

  • Jezzer

    I guess Kevin Costner's finally getting that happy ending he's always wanted.

  • no one

    Great title for this piece. And Mr. Costner will always be a star to me for 'Bull Durham'. I even kind of liked 'Waterworld' and was looking forward to 'The Postman' till it was unfortunately cancelled in preproduction.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Epic Kevin Costner is always (ironically) great Kevin Costner.

    Sporty Kevin Costner is not far behind.

  • mswas

    Scarf? Check.
    Soul Patch? Check.
    Velvet Jacket? Check.

    Let the reboot commence!

  • Maguita NYC

    I simply stopped processing the rest of my reading after Luc Besson.

    No matter his silly writing for those Statham movies, Luc Besson is still my hero for the Fifth Element, and my ever undying and unending reverence for The Big Blue. Which still to this day, I watch whenever I miss dolphins, and of course, the healing sounds of the Mediterranean...

    Or whenever I need an excuse to indulge in tremendous amounts of Ouzo and grilled octopus. Time to indulge again...

  • BWeaves

    Strangely enough, the soul patch is working for him.

  • tracey

    i don't hate kevin costner.

  • BobBalaban360

    Where are my sequels to Mr. Brooks, damnit?! I was promised a trilogy!

  • Bert_McGurt

    Don't worry, he's still got his stake in the Taser gloves (which are actually, awesomely called the BodyGuard):

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