"These violent delights have violent ends." Evan Rachel Wood goes deep with that rather ominous prediction in HBO's intriguing new "Westworld" teaser trailer.
The one-hour drama, premiering this fall, combines the Western and futuristic sci-fi genres with an amazing all-star cast (Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, etc.) and the pedigrees of Michael Crichton, J.J. Abrams, and Jonathan Nolan. It has been described (via Variety) as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin."
You may recall hearing how production was temporarily shut down on this highly anticipated new drama*, so Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy could catch up on the final scripts.
*(HBO desperately needs something new to hook fans, since "Game of Thrones" is on the way out. Will this do the trick?)
Now it's ready to saddle up and ride, and you can watch the teaser trailer right here:
Here's the official description:
"The one-hour drama series WESTWORLD (ten episodes) 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 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. Inspired by the motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton. Production companies, Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk."
"Westworld" is coming to HBO in October 2016.
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Westworld is a futuristic theme park where paying guests can pretend to be gunslingers in an artificial Wild West populated by androids. After paying a sizable entrance fee, Blane (James Brolin) and Martin (Richard Benjamin) are determined to unwind by hitting the saloons and shooting off their guns. But when the system goes haywire and Blane is killed in a duel with a robotic gunslinger (Yul Brynner), Martin's escapist fantasy suddenly takes on a grim reality. Read More