By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Moviehole
So what if Dances with Wolves was Kevin Costner's best role -- well, that and Silverado -- he still isn't feeling the sequel. Unknown to me, Dances with Wolves actually has a follow-up book (soon to be film) called The Holy Road. Damn near two decades after the release of Wolves, the sequel is now being prepped for production.
There's just one catch: Costner doesn't want to do it.
Mortensen to Replace Costner for The Holy Road?
Clint over at Moviehole has discovered that director Simon Wincer is seeking a Costner replacement and has his eyes set on Viggo Mortensen.
Seems the film, which again fixes on the character Costner played in the original, is progressing nicely. Just one hiccup, really : Um, Costner doesn't want to do it.
Yeah, I said the same thing. "What!?, is he crazy?! He'll do rubbish like Dragonfly and Mr. Brooks, but he won't reprise his best role?".
So, he's out.
Director Simon Wincer ("The Man From Snowy River", "Free Willy") is on the search for a new 'Dances with Wolves' and the name we've heard that's the favourite to play the role right now is Viggo Mortensen. If Mortensen can stand pulling himself away from David Cronenberg for a couple of months, the role might do him so good. I think he'd be rather super in it, too.
The producers seem to be treating this as a direct sequel to the original film so we can assume they'll be going after Graham Greene, Mary Mc Donnell and Wes Studi to reprise their roles from the film. Strongly doubt they'll, like Costner, knock an offer back.
Check out the entire report on The Holy Road at Moviehole.