The robots of Westworld will come back to life in new adaptation for HBO by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot studios…
The 1973 Michael Crichton science fiction classic Westworld will come back to life as a new HBO series headed up by Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company.
The pilot commitment comes from HBO with Westworld being headed up by Abrams, along with producer Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk and Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest), who will write and direct the debut episode.
Westworld was originally set as a science fiction thriller in 1973 written by Crichton (Jurassic Park) about a futuristic theme park where androids were used as props in three different worlds where guests could pay to participate in a number of scenarios.
West World was a theme park that mimicked the Old West, and featured gunslingers, saloons and brothels where guests could interact with characters from that era. In the original film, the robots used in the show suffer some kind of malfunction and eventually begin stalking and killing the guests as well as the park’s staff and engineers.
The new series will be developed for HBO with production being headed up by Abrams’ Bad Robot company.
Check out the trailer below for the original Westworld film from 1973:
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