ByDave Conley, writer at
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The pilot for HBO's upcoming adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 Sci-Fi thriller has filled the casting roster with six more players. Billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. The adaptation is being put together by writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and exec producers J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub.

  "The Gunslinger" is getting a facelift!
"The Gunslinger" is getting a facelift!

I was wondering when someone was going to update this cult classic. I mean technology has come a long way from 1973. If you haven't seen Westworld and it's sequel Futureworld you should check them out if not just for the history lesson. This movie came out right about the same time that Disney World was opening it's doors in Orlando, Florida. I'm guessing that Yul Brynner's relentless android Gunslinger character was at least one inspiration if not just a predecessor to James Cameron's Terminator.

  Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachael Wood
Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachael Wood

Joining Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachael Wood in this Sci-fi/Western HBO drama playground are Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire), Rodrigo Santoro (Lost), Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope), Ingrid Bolso Berdal (Hercules), Angela Sarafyan (Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2)and Simon Quarterman.


Anthony Hopkins- Dr. Robert Ford, the taciturn creative director, chief programmer and chairman of the board of Westworld.

Evan Rachel Wood- Dolores Abernathy, the quintessential farm girl of the frontier West — who discovers that her existence is really an elaborate lie.

Jeffrey Wright- Bernard Lowe, head of the park's programming division.

Rodrigo Santoro - Harlan Bell the brutal "most wanted" bandit.

Shannon Woodward - Elsie King, A programmer in charge of diagnosing the odd quirks of the park's hosts.

Ingrid Bolso Berdal- Armistice, a savage fighter and brutal bandit ,loyal to her fellow outlaws.

Angela Sarafyan- Clementine Pennyfeather,every aspect of Clementine is a perfect fantasy.

Simon Quarterman- Lee Sizemore, the narrative director of Westworld, It's his storylines that the guests follow.

I wonder if they'll have Yul Brynner's gunslinger in the show? I mean he was in Westworld's sequel Futureworld and that was about The Future! I guess you just can't keep a bad robot down!

J.J. Abrams will executive produce with Jerry Weintraub and Bad Robot's Bryan Burk Jonathan Nolan ( Person of Interest ) co-wrote the pilot, will executive produce and direct. Lisa Joy co-writer, will also executive produce.


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