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Looking back at Michael Crichton's Runaway

29 July 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons starred in Michael Crichton's 1984 sci-fi thriller, Runaway. Ryan looks back at a flawed yet intriguing film...

Late 1984 saw two killer robot movies make their debut in Us cinemas. You've probably heard of the first one, released in October: The Terminator, the film that launched the career of James Cameron and cemented Arnold Schwarzenegger's status as a movie star.

The second was Runaway, another sci-fi thriller that, in theory, could have been the bigger hit. It starred Tom Selleck and Kiss singer-bassist Gene Simmons. It was written and directed by Michael Crichton, the director of the superb Westworld and writer of such best-selling novels as The Andromeda Strain and The Terminal Man, both adapted into great films. Six years after Runaway, Crichton would write Jurassic Park, a book that is still sending ripples through pop culture today.

Runaway ended up making about $7m in »

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New ‘Westworld’ Images and Details Tease HBO’s Sci-Fi Thriller Series

14 July 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Jonathan Nolan arrived at Comic Con for his Person of Interest panel, but he brought a surprise: a trailer for his HBO series Westworld. The show takes its name and inspiration from a 1973 film by Michael Crichton, in which the robot “attractions” at a futuristic amusement park begin to run wild. The new show keeps […]

The post New ‘Westworld’ Images and Details Tease HBO’s Sci-Fi Thriller Series appeared first on /Film. »

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HBO's Westworld Adds Eion Bailey and 3 Others as Original Cast Member Exits

13 July 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You’re not in Storybrooke anymore, Eion Bailey.

The Once Upon a Time alum has joined HBO’s upcoming sci-fi drama series Westworld — inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name — about a Western-themed futuristic theme park where robots go nuts and attack the guests.

PhotosWestworld First Look: Anthony Hopkins Presides Over HBO’s Sci-Fi Drama

Per EW.com, Bailey will play louche bachelor and veteran Westworld visitor, Logan. His hedonistic romp through the park is equally motivated by self-indulgence and a desire to help his friend, William (played by House of CardsJimmi Simpson), who is a reluctant first-time guest. »

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HBO Releases New ‘Westworld’ Images (Strong Ensemble Cast Includes Jeffrey Wright & Thandie Newton)

13 July 2015 4:12 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Thandie Newton and Jeffrey Wright will be returning to serial TV as part of the impressive ensemble cast of HBO's "Westworld," which will air on the network in 2016. Inspired by Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name, HBO describes its adaptation as a dark tale about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. Anthony Hopkins stars as a Dr. Robert Ford, a brilliant engineer and chairman of the board of Westworld, a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park - who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park and means of realizing that vision.  Also in the cast are Evan Rachel WoodRodrigo Santoro, Shannon »

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HBO Releases New ‘Westworld’ Images (Strong Ensemble Cast Includes Jeffrey Wright & Thandie Newton)

13 July 2015 4:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Thandie Newton and Jeffrey Wright will be returning to serial TV as part of the impressive ensemble cast of HBO's "Westworld," which will air on the network in 2016. Inspired by Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name, HBO describes its adaptation as a dark tale about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. Anthony Hopkins stars as a Dr. Robert Ford, a brilliant engineer and chairman of the board of Westworld, a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park - who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park and means of realizing that vision.  Also in the cast are Evan Rachel WoodRodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman. Newton plays a character named Maeve Millay, who is described as beautiful and razor-sharp, with a knack for survival - Westworld's madame whose seen-it-all, a Pov that will be challenged. Meanwhile, Wright will play. »

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First images from new HBO series Westworld

13 July 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

HBO will debut a brand new series based on the classic 1973 Michael Crichton movie Westworld later this year. Lucky crowds at this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con managed to get a first look at the trailer for the new series from Jonathan Nolan, but the network failed to get that trailer online with all of the other promos at the weekend.

What we do have for you however, is a bunch of promotional images for the show for your viewing pleasure.

Westworld is based around the world of a theme park for adults where they can live out their wildest desires without consequences.

Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, and Thandie Newton star in HBO’s Westworld, which is set to debut in the Us later this year.

Here are those pics.

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HBO's 'Westworld' First Look with Anthony Hopkins and James Marsden

12 July 2015 4:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans who attended the Person of Interest panel at Comic-Con on Saturday were given a surprise treat, the first trailer for HBO's Westworld. While it may seem odd for an HBO trailer to debut during a CBS panel, Person of Interest creator Jonathan Nolan also co-created Westworld, which has been confirmed to debut sometime in 2016 on HBO. The network hasn't released the first trailer yet, but the show's page did debut four new photos, featuring series stars James Marsden, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the Westworld trailer shown at Sdcc opens with an "ominous character voiceover" saying, "Bring her back online. Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?" Anthony Hopkins' character is also briefly featured in scenes that, like the photos below, depict a Western setting. The series is based on the 1973 film by Michael Crichton, which is »

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Westworld First Look: Anthony Hopkins Presides Over HBO's Sci-Fi Drama

12 July 2015 4:23 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Believe it or not, the photos you’re about to see are from a show about robots.

HBO has released the first images from its upcoming Westworld, a sci-fi drama inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name about a Western-themed futuristic theme park where robots go nuts and attack the guests.

Related HBO’s Westworld Snags Miranda Otto

Flip through the shots and you’ll see Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), who plays park boss Dr. Robert Ford, as well as Thandie Newton (Rogue), Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire), James Marsden (the X-Men films, 30 Rock), Evan Rachel Wood »

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Fresh Images From Westworld Online

12 July 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though it didn’t have an official presence at Comic-Con (there was no panel and zero advertising), HBO’s new version of sci-fi techno fear thriller Westworld did get some stealth marketing. Executive producer Jonathan Nolan took some time during the panel for his other TV series, Person Of Interest, to show off a Con-only trailer and some new images, a selection of which you can see here.Based on the 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton two decades before he wrote Jurassic Park, the series will expand upon the world of a theme park for adults where they can live out their wildest desires without consequences. At least, until something happens with the artificial life forms that inhabit the place...“People who come into this place are looking for — and this is the irony of it — the authentic experience. They’re looking for not the virtual version, but the real version, »

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New Photos From HBO's "Westworld" Series

12 July 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In a surprise, HBO presented a first official look at its much-anticipated new sci-fi series "Westworld" during the Comic Con panel for CBS' "Person of Interest" this weekend. Both shows were created by Jonathan Nolan who showed the crowd some well-received footage from the show which premieres sometime in 2016.

While that footage isn't yet online, new photos from the series are out including shots of James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton and Ed Harris who all star in this update of the 1973 Michael Crichton classic about a high-tech theme park.

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First Look: New Photos From Jonathan Nolan & HBO's 'Westworld' With Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood & James Marsden

12 July 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

HBO presented the first official look at its anticipated new series “Westworld” at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, revealing a teaser trailer at CBS' “Person of Interest” panel (both series share a creator in Jonathan Nolan) and debuting a number of photographs depicting stars James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, and Thandie Newton in character as denizens of a simulated western world that is part of a high-tech theme park. The series also stars Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford, the creative director of Westworld, and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe, the head of the Westworld programming division and creator of “artificial people,” and is co-created by Nolan and Lisa Joy, with Nolan helming the pilot episode. The sci-fi thriller is based on the 1973 film of the same name directed and written by Michael Crichton, and centers around a technologically sophisticated amusement park that recreates long gone time periods for patrons to enjoy. »

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First Look: New Photos From Jonathan Nolan & HBO's 'Westworld' With Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood & James Marsden

12 July 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO presented the first official look at its anticipated new series “Westworld” at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, revealing a teaser trailer at CBS' “Person of Interest” panel (both series share a creator in Jonathan Nolan) and debuting a number of photographs depicting stars James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, and Thandie Newton in character as denizens of a simulated western world that is part of a high-tech theme park. The series also stars Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford, the creative director of Westworld, and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe, the head of the Westworld programming division and creator of “artificial people,” and is co-created by Nolan and Lisa Joy, with Nolan helming the pilot episode. The sci-fi thriller is based on the 1973 film of the same name directed and written by Michael Crichton, and centers around a technologically sophisticated amusement park that recreates long gone time periods for patrons to enjoy. »

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HBO Releases New Westworld Images, Confirms 2016 Debut

12 July 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Ever since Game of Thrones took off and became the most popular series in the history of HBO, many wondered if the network would try to capitalize on the show’s success by expanding their fantasy/sci-fi output. HBO isn’t one to act hastily, but a potential “companion” series of sorts surfaced last year with Westworld, an adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name. Executive produced by Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, Person of Interest), Lisa Joy, and J.J. Abrams, the series is described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," and if it follows the central premise of the film, it revolves around androids that run amuck in a high-tech theme park. Production on the pilot began last year, with Anthony Hopkins playing the park’s creative visionary and Ed Harris taking on the role of a »

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Westworld

4 July 2015 11:05 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As a kid, you can’t be picky where you find your fix of sci-fi and horror. Sometimes it’s the big screen, but often (for me, anyway) it was that living room landmark, television. I remember being seven and watching a Western where a couple of guys are on vacation at a resort where you can be a cowboy and have gunfights with androids (Sci-Fi, sweet!). And then…bad things start to happen. The androids break down, and now they’re killing the guests (ooh, Horror!). My head reeled from this magical swirl, a mesh of circuitry and chaos. Welcome to Westworld (1973), and its parent resort, Delos. Their slogan: Have we got a vacation for you.

This was a pretty good year for Sci-Fi. Soylent Green made a splash (“It’s Peeoople!!!”), the latest installment in the Apes franchise, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, and Woody Allen »

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Don Winslow on his amazing new book 'The Cartel' and America's drug war

1 July 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Have you read Don Winslow's remarkable open letter about the drug war? If so, then you've got some sense of the simmering anger that runs through his new novel, The Cartel, which is one of the most impressive books I've read this year. Dense, sweeping, and scathing in terms of pointing at all the systemic failures that keep a horrifying mechanism in place, The Cartel is worth your time, and it's worth a serious conversation, which is exactly what I had with him about a week before the book hit the shelves. He dialed me directly. I was at home, and as I hit record on the conversation, he was already mid-explanation about how long he's been working on telling this particular story, which arrives just as this conversation seems to be heating up onscreen (the documentary "Cartel Land") and in real life. Don Winslow:  … when I started »

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DreamWorks adapting Michael Crichton’s Micro

30 June 2015 1:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that DreamWorks has picked up the movie rights to the late Michael Crichton’s (Jurasssic Park) techno-thriller novel Micro, which was published posthumously in 2011.

“We are so pleased to have this opportunity to develop Micro,” said DreamWorks’ Steven Spielberg. “For Michael, size did matter whether it was for Jurassic’s huge dinosaurs or Micro’s infinitely tiny humans.”

Micro follows “a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company — only to find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.”

Micro is set to be produced by Frank Marshall (Jurassic World) and becomes DreamWorks’ second planned Crichton adaptation, with the studio also working on a feature based upon the 2009 novel Pirates Latitudes.

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Movie News: 'Jurassic Park' Author's 'Micro' Heads to Big Screen; 'Top Gun 2' Plot Details Revealed

29 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Micro: Steven Spielberg will help shepherd Micro, the final work by author and filmmaker Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), to the big screen via DreamWorks Studios. Crichton died in 2008 before finishing the novel, which was completed by Richard Preston and published in 2011; it concerns graduate students in Hawaii who "find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their wits and scientific expertise to protect them." [The Wrap]   Top Gun 2: Long in development, a sequel to 1986's Top Gun is currently in the sciptwriting stage, but producer David Ellison recently teased: "There is no Top Gun without Maverick," the role played by Tom Cruise in the original. Ellison also acknowledged today's drone technology...

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The Terminator's perfect shot

29 June 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Terminator Genisys on the way, Ryan analyses what might just be the most powerful shot in James Cameron's The Terminator...

"...the final battle would not be fought in the future. It would be fought here, in our present. Tonight..."

You can tell a lot about how effective a movie scene is by watching it again with the sound turned off. Stripped of its dialogue, sound effects and music, can the sequence still communicate its message?

James Cameron's The Terminator, blessed though it is with a superb score by Brad Fiedel and numerous quotable lines, could work almost as well as a silent movie. So much of Cameron's feature debut (discounting Piranha II: The Spawning, from which he was fired after just two weeks) is told through body language and skilful shot composition.  

Watch The Terminator's opening again without sound, and you'll see just how effective and lean its visual storytelling is. »

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News Briefs: 'Jurassic Park' Author's 'Micro' Heads to Big Screen; 'Top Gun 2' Plot Details Revealed

29 June 2015 6:33 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Micro: Steven Spielberg will help shepherd Micro, the final work by author and filmmaker Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), to the big screen via DreamWorks Studios. Crichton died in 2008 before finishing the novel, which was completed by Richard Preston and published in 2011; it concerns graduate students in Hawaii who "find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their wits and scientific expertise to protect them." [The Wrap]   Top...

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Jurassic Park author's novel Micro set for DreamWorks adaptation

29 June 2015 3:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Michael Crichton’s book about miniaturised students stuck in a rainforest to be made into a movie, with DreamWorks’ co-founder Steven Spielberg’s approval

The giant success of Jurassic World has prompted DreamWorks to gobble up the rights to Micro, one of the last novels by Jurassic Park writer Michael Crichton.

Micro is about about “a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company – only to find themselves miniaturised and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them”, according to a statement from DreamWorks. The book was one of a number of projects Crichton was working on before he died in 2008. It was finished by science thriller writer Richard Preston and published in 2011.

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