'These violent delights have violent ends...'
It's been a long and rocky road for HBO's reimagined Westworld, but after three years the trailer for the new series from director Jonathan Nolan (brother of Christopher) and producer J.J. Abrams has finally arrived.
The original trailer actually appeared last Summer, but the show went back to the drawing board for recasts, rewrites and extensive reshoots. Usually when that happens it either results in something brilliant or an unholy mess, so now's the time to hedge your bets. Check out the new trailer below:
HBO describe the new Westworld as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," and it doesn't seem to share that much DNA with the cult classic original starring Yul Brynner.
This one basically sounds like Ex Machina (sexy A.I. robots) with a dash of Jurassic World (a futuristic theme park where things go horribly wrong) and a sprinkling of The Truman Show. Two out of three ain't bad, right?
Evan Rachel Wood plays Dolores, a girl whose regular life in a Western town is shaken to the core when she discovers her existence is an "elaborately constructed lie" (those'll be the Truman Show feels). Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton and James Marsden co-star, plus a bunch of other beautiful people.
With Game of Thrones ending in 2018, HBO will be hoping Westworld can take over as its flagship global hit series. If you're a fan of Westerns, theme parks or very attractive robots, this could be the one for you.