Kevin Costner Just Gonna Engineer His Own Adventure Franchise

Actor Kevin Costner
Actor Kevin Costner attends the CMT Artists of the Year at The Factory on November 30, 2010 in Franklin, Tennessee. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Not content to sit back and wait for someone to cast him in a blockbuster franchise adapted from a best-selling book, Kevin Costner is going to create the whole damn thing himself. For the first step the actor has signed a deal with Atria Books to release The Explorers Guild, Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala, a book about adventurers solving “mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world.” After the book’s release in 2014 Costner will produce a cartoon, in which he’ll do voices, and a feature film, in which he’ll star. The only thing left to chance is whether or not people will like what he’s doing — something Costner’s had a little trouble with in the past. 

Kevin Costner to Engineer Adventure Franchise