It’s been seventeen years since Dances With Wolves came out and won whole heap o’ Oscars, but a sequel to the story of a Civil War lieutenant (Kevin Costner) who abandons his military ways to joins a Sioux tribe is currently in the works. Disappointingly they’ve not gone with our preferred title, Fandangoes With Llamas, but The Holy Road.
The script has been written by Michael Blake, who wrote not only the screenplay for Wolves but also the two novels on which the films are based. Directing duties will be taken by Simon Wincer, who’s had a less than stellar movie career (when we looked him up on the IMDb, the titles The Phantom and Crocodile Dundee In Lose Angeles screamed out at us). But he did direct the well received Spielberg produced mini-series Into The West, so he has form on the western front. Wincer’s appointment presumably doesn’t give much chance of Kevin Costner reprising his role as Lieutenant Dunbar, as he’d likely want to call the shots behind the camera again â€“ and with good reason, with the Oscars and all.
The Holy Road picks up eleven years after Wolves, with Dunbar now married to Stands With Fist and the white man encroaching further on the lives of the Sioux as they build a railway â€“ the titular Holy Road â€“ across the country.
What do you think about this much belated sequel?