While it’s far from the first trailer we’ve seen for HBO’s upcoming Westworld television adaptation, this one’s probably the darkest. I don’t want to give too much away, but I should warn you some of the imagery is kind of disturbing.
Am I a bad person for being more excited about the series because of it though?
We first heard about HBO’s TV series remake of the 1973 film Westworld back in 2014, and the show has been slowly but surely marching towards television. The ambitious series is, frankly, taking much longer than most of us expected — at one point temporarily halting production so the writers would have more time to get scripts done.
The show is currently scheduled to come out this fall, and the network has put out a new trailer for the series last night.
For those of you who have never watched the original film, Westworld is about a near future theme park that’s filled with androids, where park goers can indulge in whatever weird fantasies they happen to have. Of course, things go sideways — and lots of people die.
That’s the cliff’s notes at least.
From what we see in the new teaser, it looks like the show will delve much further into the philosophy of the premise. It’s also visually striking, and I for one am excited for when the show debuts later this year.
Falling under the category of “remakes that don’t bother Trae,” some of you may know that there is a pilot in production for HBO based off the 1973 film “Westworld.”
Well, TVLine reports that the latest addition to the Westworld pilot’s cast is none other than Academy Award winning actor Anthony Hopkins.
Hopkins will reportedly play the owner of the robot themed amusement park (where robots end up turning on guests and killing them) that is Westworld’s setting. Hopkins is an amazing actor who hasn’t been afraid to work in genre productions, so this in my mind bodes well for the remake’s production.