Dances with Wolves sequel gains Director
I really enjoyed the film Dances with Wolves, so it was a surprise to learn that the novel it was based on has a sequel.
Even more of a surprise is that a Director has just been announced for the sequel, and that the same writer is on this screenplay.
Simon Wincer has done a fair amount of work, but you'll probably most know him for The Phantom with Billy Zane, Lightning Jack, Free Willy, Quigley Down Under, D.A.R.Y.L., and a film that always sticks in my mind, Harlequin with Robert Powell. He's also directed a lot of TV, including one of my old favourites, Chopper Squad.
According to Variety the story for the film is some eleven years after the events of Dances with Wolves and sees the Comanche tribe in a continuing decline. White settlers are the constant threat to their way of life as is the transcontinental railway that is being built. This is where the story takes it's title from, The Holy Road.
I'm definitely interested in seeing a sequel, but will we see Kevin Costner return, or even the character of Dunbar? Has anyone read the novel?