HBO’s just dropped the first teaser for Westwood and it’s a bit of a mindf%#k.
The show is an adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film Westwood, where in the future, wealthy vacationers attend a theme park filled with robots that fulfil their fantasies and allows them to live in an alternate reality set in Ancient Rome, Medieval Times, and the Wild West. Things take a turn for the worse and one of the robots, The Gunslinger from the Wild West, starts killing people.
HBO’s retelling seems to follow a similar storyline, but will also be told from the robot’s point of view. Show creator/writer Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight and Interstellar) has also obviously punched up the look of Westworld and with a cast including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris (as The Gunslinger… holy shit they couldn’t have cast a better person), Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, and Jeffrey Wright…. we’re pretty sure there’s no way this series will suck.