Monday, August 10, 2015

Westworld coming to HBO

The teaser trailer for HBO's Westworld was released and is creating quite the buzz. The original film of the same name was released in 1973 and came from the mind of Michael Crichton. It pre-dated The Terminator and most films that had machines turn against man.

Yul Brynner who had already made a name for himself as a gunslinger in The Magnificent Seven films donned his black hat again to play one of the androids in the theme park known as "West World". Ed Harris is listed as one of the cast members for the HBO version and if +The Blogboard Jungle has a guess, he's playing the same role Brynner did.

Harris has been in the movie business for a while and most likely has been in more than one western, but his best role is in that of Appaloosa. In it he plays a hardened law man hired to clean up a town named from the films title. Anthony Hopkins makes an appearence in the teaser trailer but not a lot is given away. That's what teaser trailers are for anyway, to make you antsy for what is coming out in 2016.

If you are unfamiliar with Westworld, check out the original film and it should peak your interest in this show. Think Jurassic Park but with killer robots instead of dinosaurs. Crichton seemed to have a thing for theme parks. The original film was PG-13 but with HBO it'll most likely have an R rating. Westworld is a classic, if you would like to add it to your collection click the image to pick it up on Amazon. If you have not seen the trailer here it is below: