– Balaji Thangapandian(BT)|Film Theorist
With Game of Thrones, nearing its completion, HBO has revealed the trailer of yet another series ‘Westworld’, which has been under development for a while, so as to directly contend with its other series, and to fill the vacuum going to be created by Game of Thrones, possibly takeover it.
What i infer after watching the trailer is that, Westworld is a unique blend of artificial intelligence, old western world, and conscience. In essence, it is metaphysical in nature.
I’m particularly excited about Jonathan Nolan (younger sibling of Christopher Nolan) and JJ Abrams involvement as executive producers and writers as well.
I’m certain that they would have seamlessly integrated their approach in the conceptualization and making of the series with the original script as it is an adaption of a feature.
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.
I must admit of the fact that, I’m not a regular follower of Game of Thrones, and have only seen few episodes. For reasons unknown, I couldn’t follow. However, I’m not going to miss ‘ Westworld’ as I’m already intrigued.
Westworld likely to be seen in Oct’16:
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