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 HBO announced a series order for "Westworld", a one hour drama based on the 1973 film of the same name which was written and directed by Michael Crichton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 “A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin." - Jonathan Nolan
"It’s a place where you can be whoever you want to be and there are no consequences—no rules, no limitations." - Jonathan Nolan
The story will still take place in a Western themed amusement park populated by robots and guests, but whereas Crichton’s film had guests played by James Brolin and Richard Benjamin as its lead characters, the TV version would focus more on the park’s robot attractions. But of course, they wouldn’t be aware that they are robots. Anthony Hopkins is expected to play the park’s brilliant creative visionary and Ed Harris to portray a twist on the killer robot gunslinger made famous in the film by Yul Brynner.

 

 

Series Premiere Date:

October 2, 2016 @ 9PM EST

 

 

In-Depth Background Article on Westworld 1973 & 2016:

http://www.filmdivider.com/3911/jj-abrams-and-jonah-nolan-invite-anthony-hopkins-evan-rachel-wood-and-more-to-westworld/

 

 

 

 

Directed/Written/Executive Produced by:

  • Jonathan Nolan

 

Written/Executive Produced by:

  • Lisa Nolan

 

Executive Produced by:

  • J.J. Abrams
  • Jerry Weintraub
  • Bryan Burk

 

Produced by:

  • Athena Wickham
  • Susie Ekins

 

 

 

 

 

Main Cast List:

  • Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice 
  • Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford
  • Ed Harris as The Man In Black
  • Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy 
  • James Marsden as Teddy Flood
  • Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay
  • Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe
  • Sidse Babbett Knudsen as Theresa Cullen
  • Rodrigo Santoro as Harlan Bell
  • Shannon Woodward as Elsie King
  • Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather
  • Clifton Collins Jr. as Lawrence 

 

 

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Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, WESTWORLD is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Co-creator Nolan explains, “Building on the incredibly evocative concept of the original film, we wanted to pose the question: If you could be completely immersed in a fantasy, one in which you could do whatever you wanted, would you discover things about yourself that you didn’t want to know?”

Co-creator Joy adds, “We also wanted to explore what it means to be human from the outside in – through the eyes of the ‘hosts’: the lifelike AI characters that are the main attractions of the park. It’s a meditation on consciousness – the blessing and the burden of it – beautifully portrayed by our remarkable cast.”

THE PLAYERS:

Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), the brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer and founder of Westworld, who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park.

The Man in Black (Ed Harris) is the distillation of pure villainy into one man.

Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood) is a provincial, beautiful and kind rancher’s daughter, who begins to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie.

Teddy Flood (James Marsden), a new arrival to a small frontier town, quickly proves both his charm and talent with a revolver.

Beautiful, razor-sharp madam Maeve Millay (Thandie Newton) has a genius for reading people and a knack for survival, but her seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be challenged.

Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) is the brilliant and quixotic head of the park’s Programming Division, whose keen observation of human nature provides him with boundless inspiration for his life’s work: creating artificial people.

Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) is a mysterious and savvy provocateur with a unique perspective on Westworld.

Theresa Cullen (Sidse Babett Knudsen), Westworld’s head of Quality Assurance, is responsible for keeping the park from sliding into unscripted chaos.

A first-time visitor, William (Jimmi Simpson) is initially wary of the park’s more lascivious attractions, but slowly uncovers a deeper meaning.

Hector Escaton (Rodrigo Santoro), Westworld’s perennial “most wanted” bandit, subscribes to the theory that the West is a wild place, and the only way to survive is to embrace the role of predator.

Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward), a sardonic rising star in the Behavior Department, is charged with diagnosing the odd quirks of behavior in the park’s hosts.

Armistice (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) is a savage fighter and brutal bandit, whose ruthlessness is surpassed only by her abiding loyalty to her fellow outlaws.

Logan (Ben Barnes) is a veteran guest whose hedonistic romp through the park is equally motivated by self-indulgence and a desire to help his friend, William.

Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) is the head of Narrative, whose storylines tantalize the guests, while his temperament grates on his colleagues.

Clementine Pennyfeather (Angela Sarafyan), one of Westworld’s most popular attractions, is perfectly beguiling, by design.

Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) is the no-nonsense head of Security, charged with monitoring host and human interactions and ensuring the safety of the guests.

Lawrence (Clifton Collins, Jr.), a charming but lethal outlaw, has a knack for maneuvering and negotiating the various criminal elements of Westworld.

 

 

 

 

 

Original 1973 Movie Trailer of Michael Crichton's Westworld:  

 


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post #2 of 1620
I'm already excited HBO very rarely disappoints
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I don't have a Boardwalk anymore, so I'm IN
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I'm all in...
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If it's HBO i'll give it a chance
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I don't have a Boardwalk anymore, so I'm IN

Couldn't get through season 4. I ended up tapping out after the the large ***** who double crossed Chalky got murked.
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Can't wait!!!!! this looks epic.  No more true blood, and boardwalk and a crap cast for true detective season 2.  This just raised my spirits

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post #7 of 1620
True Blood had a really rough final season. I honestly couldn't get through more through more than half the season.

HBO always gets a chance from me since they have some of the best writers and literally most creative storytellers.

Plus they made The Wire so automatic W forever with me.
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I really missed out on The Wire for being too poor. tired.gif

I'll have to give that show a try now that I have HBO Go. From what I'm hearing I missed out on The Sopranos as well. I believe that since its the same guy who created MAD MEN (which was pitched to HBO but they said no)

When asked what the best HBO show is, I am surprised when I hear an answer other than GoT, Sopranos, or The Wire.
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Just watch all of true detective.  That is the best show HBO has done in a while not counting Game of Thrones

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I will never understand the True Detective hype. Never.

They call him the young wolf. They say he rides into battle on the back of giant direwolf. They say he can turn into a wolf himself when he wants. They say he can't be killed.

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They call him the young wolf. They say he rides into battle on the back of giant direwolf. They say he can turn into a wolf himself when he wants. They say he can't be killed.

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post #11 of 1620
My brother loves that show and I havent yet given it a chance.
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The crazy thing is the names they got for this from the cast to the creative team eek.gif

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saved for later

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damn that cast is mean. im in pimp.gif
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I'm IN!!!!
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I'm already excited HBO very rarely disappoints
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You guys should check out the original 70's West World, pretty good for it's age.

I can see this HBO version being awesome what with all the movie tech available to directors nowadays.
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Definitely IN. Just watched the OG movie trailer and this will be a nice change of pace .

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In Nolan I trust pimp.gif

He's also working on another show for HBO "Foundation"

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First on set image released by HBO:
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“It’s a place where you can be whoever you want to be and there are no consequences—no rules, no limitations,” Nolan says. “What happens in Westworld, stays in Westworld.”
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Including the plot: Details remain under wraps, but expect Hopkins to play the park’s brilliant creative visionary and Harris to portray a twist on the killer robot gunslinger made famous in the film by Yul Brynner.
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“It’s sci-fi but mashed-up with a Western,” says co-creator Lisa Joy. “We get to look backward and forward.” But not as far forward as you might think—the future- shock ideas in the script are largely based on technology that is rapidly becoming more science than fiction.

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post #21 of 1620
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, and Miranda Otto. I'm in.
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I will never understand the True Detective hype. Never.

Show was awesome.
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I will never understand the True Detective hype. Never.

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This new series sounds interesting, can't wait to watch the pilot.

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Strangely not interested in this. J. Nolan will make me at least give the pilot a try.

Thandie Newton might make me change my mind though.

I've been recently more intrigued with the Robert Durst documentary, The Jinx even though I already saw All Good Things.
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Sci-Fi. In.
Western. In.
HBO. All the way plugged in.
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I will never understand the True Detective hype. Never.

halfway through the first season and I still dont get it.
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I will never understand the True Detective hype. Never.

halfway through the first season and I still dont get it.

Do you guys like detective dramas in general or nah.

The fact that True Detective is probably the most anxious hour of television I've ever experienced warrants the hype for me alone.
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I dont care what genre the show is if it is good writing. Not good writing for that kind of show (i.e. "This is good for a superhero show" don't mean **** to me) So far the only thing that is making me continue watching is how great this show is supposed to be.

You can't say I dont like the genre. Sherlock is probably in my top 20 shows of all time. Definitely in my top 5 currently running shows.
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I dont care what genre the show is if it is good writing. Not good writing for that kind of show (i.e. "This is good for a superhero show" don't mean **** to me) So far the only thing that is making me continue watching is how great this show is supposed to be.

You can't say I dont like the genre. Sherlock is probably in my top 20 shows of all time. Definitely in my top 5 currently running shows.
Hey man, not everyone can have good taste all of the time.
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No Christopher Nolan???



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