Sep 052016
 
Westworld Poster

Loosely based on Michael Crichton’s classic sci-fi thriller of the same name, HBO’s upcoming series Westworld looks to be all kinds of wonderful, creepy, dramatic, and thrilling; as you can see by the newly released poster on the right (click to view full size), and trailer below.

Set in a massive theme park, based on the old west and populated with extremely life-like robots, Westworld is a place where any and every human desire can be fulfilled; no matter how deranged or depraved.

Based on the 1973 film, which starred Yul Brenner, co-writer Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises) has said the new series will “keep the brilliant, subversive idea of the set-up: what if there was a place you could go and act out your darkest fantasies with no consequences”, but where, of course, there are consequences; as the robots eventually begin to become self-aware, and turn against their tormentors.

Starring Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), Ed Harris (The Rock), James Marsden (X-Men), Thandie Newtown (2012), Jeffrey Wright (Source Code), and Tessa Thompson (Creed), Westworld will premiere on HBO on October 2, and will likely be hopping over to Sky Atlantic soon after.

Matt Wheeldon@TheMattWheeldon.
Source: HBO.