We’ve been waiting for this for a long while now. Since last year’s teaser trailer, there hasn’t been much news about the HBO upcoming series Westworld … until today.
A trailer has just been released on the TV series, which reimagines the 1973 film that was written and directed by Michael Crichton. It is scheduled to premiere on HBO Asia (Astro Ch 411 / 431) this October (at the same time as in the US).
The 98-second trailer shows both the dirty Old West and a pristine future, that are somehow interconnected. The future is actually a place where androids and technology are used to realise whatever reality a customer desires. One of those scenarios must be the Old West, we think.
In the official synopsis, Westworld is described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Crichton’s movie, starring Yul Brynner, is about a robot named Gunslinger that malfunctions in a futuristic amusement park wreaking all kinds of havoc. It should be interesting to see how HBO has adapted this, especially with Jonathan Nolan (Person Of Interest) as executive producer/writer/director, and JJ Abrams as one of the executive producers.
The 10-episode series has an impressive cast list including 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 Bolso Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.