Monday, August 10, 2015

HBO's Next Show Is Reviving Some Cowboy Robots And It Looks Cool

HBO has released the first teaser trailer for Westworld, its upcoming sci-fi Western series starring Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris. The trailer is quite creepy and alluring, giving us a first look at the re-imagining of the 1973 Michael Crichton movie. A movie that if you haven't seen, you should maybe go check's awesome.  Also, it has Yul Brynner, as a cowboy robot, so it is even more awesome.

Hell yeah.

The original film focused on a theme park called Westworld, where tourists could visit to see reenactments of the old west, with real life cowboys who were actually life-like robots.  Of course nothing goes as planned when the robots go haywire and become deadly.

The new show takes this into account but will this time focus mainly on the robots instead of the park goers, which should make for an interesting new take.

"Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?" reads a line from the show's description.

The show is being led by Jonathan Nolan, the creator ofPerson of Interest. He also co-wrote a number of movies with his brother, Christopher Nolan, including The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar.

J. Nolan told Esquire writer Matt Patches last year that video games Red Dead Redemption and BioShock were two of his inspirations for Westworld.

HBO isn't giving away too many details at the moment, but describes Westworld as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin."

Check it out for cowboys, robots, and of course cowboy robots.

The show, which debuts in 2016, also stars Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Jeffrey Wright.

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