To help wet your whistle for the old west, we decided to cover the 1973 “Classic” Westworld movie; so put on your chaps and saddle up? it’s going to be a rough ride.
Roger Roeper & Dick Ebert will host a weekly podcast will cover Westworld the upcoming science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk with Nolan directing the pilot. It is scheduled to premiere October 2, 2016.
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Westworld’s New Mature Trailer
Over the weekend, the premium cable network shared a new mature trailer for Westworld, a new drama that features a world nearly as dynamic and complex as Westeros. You can watch it right here:
Based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name, Westworld focuses on an AI uprising that threatens to wipe out humanity (although with a minimum of 10 episodes, the series should have much more time to explore the world and ask questions about what it means to be human).
There’s a great deal of buzz surrounding the show, partly because of the talent attached (Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams, Lisa Joy) and partly because of the controversies surrounding the production, but nevertheless, Westworld is sure to keep us entertained when it premieres on HBO on October 2nd.
Today HBO released a creepy new poster for the highly anticipated series. It features a robotic take on Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man sketches and the tagline, “Every hero has a code.” In this update of Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie, the protagonists are the androids (including True Blood’s Evan Rachel Wood), who serve the humans’ every need. The show has caused controversy for some of its scenes featuring graphic violence against women.
The one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.
The cast of the 10-episode series includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.