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One week a month, Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: Equity inspires a look back at other films set in the corporate world.
Corporate machinations. Sexual harassment. Virtual reality. CD-rom drives. Disclosure, based on the Michael Crichton novel of the same name, has aged into a glorious time capsule of the early ’90s, when political correctness experienced its first backlash, technology took a giant leap forward, and someone thought it was a good idea to give Dennis Miller a supporting role in a movie. They were heady times.
Not everyone was pleased. “White Male Paranoia” blared the March 29, 1993, cover of Newsweek, with the subhead “Are They the Newest Victims—Or Just Bad Sports?” The story, by David Gates, took its inspiration from a movie released the prior month. In Falling Down, Michael Douglas played a ...
- Kyle Ryan
Perhaps best known for playing Buliwyf in The 13th Warrior, the big budget epic sword and sorcery-type film from director John McTiernan and writer Michael Crichton from 1999, actor Vladimir Kulich towers above his co-stars in most of the projects he’s been in. Imbued with a distinct look and voice, Kulich also co-starred in films such as Decoy with Peter Weller, Red Scorpion 2 with Matt McColm, Crackerjack with Thomas Ian Griffith, and Firestorm with Howie Long. Over the years he’s specialized in playing Nordic heroes or stalwart warriors in projects like Ironclad and the TV series Vikings, but he’s also versatile, appearing in key roles in Smokin’ Aces and The Equalizer with Denzel Washington. His latest projects are the independent horror film Grave Walkers »
HBO is facing the worst sort of weather delay — one that may keep “Game of Thrones” from competing in the 2017 Emmys race. But that might be good news for its other programming.
In an interview with the Ufc Unfiltered podcast and picked up across many outlets, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss admitted that production on Season 7 would begin later this year because now that “winter is here,” they’ll need to wait for actual physical winter before they begin shooting. As a result, the show’s typical April premiere date is unlikely.
Right now, the exact length of Season 7 is unconfirmed. But it’s expected that the final two seasons will likely be shorter, between 13-15 episodes total, as opposed to 20. The shortened order could mean that “Thrones” might still make it under the deadline: If an eight-episode Season 7 is able to premiere on Sunday, May 7, 2017, four episodes would »
- Liz Shannon Miller
With "Game of Thrones" coming to a close in the next two years, HBO is in desperate need of an original drama series hit - one that not only scores critical acclaim, but also draws eyeballs and engagement on social media platforms.
That white knight looks to be "Westworld," the gorgeously dark and adult series reinvention of Michael Crichton's 1973 film about a western-style theme park where the human-like androids go awry. This new take, which comes from Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, and J.J. Abrams, asks much bigger questions about consciousness, A.I. and the future of sin.
Nolan and Joy spoke to EW this week about what they are planning for the show and how it will chart human's relationship with technology. Nolan says:
"We wanted to go flat out, full scope, sleeves-rolled-up plunge into the next chapter of the human story, in which we stop being the protagonists, »
- Garth Franklin
If HBO viewers are frantically pursuing something to watch now that Game of Thrones has wrapped up for season 6, Westworld will hope to fill that void and then some when Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s sci-fi series makes its bow later in 2016.
Truth be told, it’s been a long and meandering road for the Western series, after production ground to a halt so that HBO could reportedly iron out creative differences that threatened to derail its serialized spin on the 1973 film of the same name.
That said, the Westworld bound for the small-screen is decidedly different than Michael Crichton’s thrilling classic, and leading star Evan Rachel Wood told Collider that viewers have no idea what’s coming.
“I’m also tickled at how little people know. All the expectations and the guesses I’ve heard are not even in the ball park. So, I love that people »
- Michael Briers
Easily one of the most anticipated new series of the year is HBO's "Westworld". Despite the much talked about problems during production, Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams' ambitious sci-fi series remake of the classic Michael Crichton 1973 film could be a remake that easily surpasses the original with the longer format allowing for a much bigger and more interesting exploration of the issues at its heart.
"I'm also tickled at how little people know. All the expectations and the guesses I've heard are not even in the ball park. So, I love that people are going to go in thinking it's one thing, and being very surprised to find it another, in a good way.
All of the action, and the Wild West West fun, »
- Garth Franklin
Although Jurassic Park III made less money than The Lost World: Jurassic Park - which itself had made less money than the original Jurassic Park - there was never much doubt that Universal wanted another dino-stuffed movie from Steven Spielberg's Michael Crichton-inspired film franchise. The problem was working out exactly how to do this, after the sequels had failed to live up to the financial success and audience adoration of the first film.
Eventually, we got the box office-smashing Jurassic World and Chris Pratt in a natty waistcoat. But before that, tonnes of ideas came and went as Universal attempted to nail down the best way to resurrect the series without the help of ancient mosquituoes...
Early ideas stage
The long and winding »
Sneak Peek more footage from HBO's upcoming "Westworld" 'killer robot' TV series, starring Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood, based on writer/director Michael Crichton's 1973 feature, that was the inspiration for James Cameron's "Terminator":
"...the show is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin...
"...set in the futuristic theme park, 'Westworld'..."
Cast also includes James Marsden as 'Teddy Flood', a newly arrived gunslinger in pursuit of a local beauty, Jeffrey Wright as 'Bernard Lowe', head of the 'Westworld 'Programming Division' and creator of artificial people...
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak »
- Michael Stevens
If you had to pick source material for a new HBO series, you'd probably be inclined to look at something that already has a ton of story under its belt, like Game of Thrones or True Blood. Or maybe you'd think to turn to an established historical setting, like Deadwood, Boardwalk Empire or Vinyl. You probably would not think to turn to a 43-year-old movie about a theme park filled with robots. Unless you're Interstellar and The Dark Knight writer Jonathan Nolan, that is. Westworld is Nolan's second show as a writer-producer (the first is Person of Interest), and it is a remake of the directorial debut of Jurassic Park writer Michael Crichton. If you've never seen the 1973 version, you may still know the general gist of it thanks to the The...
- Peter Hall
The first trailer for Westworld, HBO’s serial adaptation of Michael Crichton‘s book and feature film of the same name, was released by HBO Monday morning. Westworld Trailer Released “Welcome to Westworld. No orientation. No guide book. All our guests are here for you,” a woman says to William (Jimmi Simpson) in the trailer, introducing him to […]
- Chelsea Regan
Welcome to Westworld. Watch this Westworld TV show teaser from HBO. The dystopian western sci-fi drama, inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, is created by Person of Interest's Jonathan Nolan and Burn Notice's Lisa Joy who are writing and executive producing. J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk are also executive producing. Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.
The Westworld TV series cast includes: Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Shannon Woodward, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Clifton Collins, Jr., Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman.
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HBO released the first full trailer for its sci-fi western “Westworld” on Sunday night, almost a year after debuting its first teaser.
The trailer, which features a massive orgy scene, opens to Delores (Evan Rachel Wood), a robot disguised as a human, sitting in a dark room and asked “have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?”
Set in a futuristic world, “Westworld” takes place inside of a theme park populated by robots. But the creators become worried when the androids begin to take on human characteristics.
“I’m terrified,” Dolores responds. “I feel spaces opening up inside of me, like a building with rooms I’ve never explored. I think there may be something wrong with this world. Something hiding underneath.”
Executive produced by J.J. Abrams and also starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and James Marsden, “Westworld” is a re-imagining of the 1973 film of the same name directed by Michael Crichton. Jonathan Nolan »
- Lamarco McClendon
This is a HBO series based on the classic 1973 sci-fi Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), coming this fall. Like the original sci-fi, this will tell the story of a futuristic theme park, Westworld, populated by artificial beings. And like Crichton’s other park, the attractions start killing the humans, which is not good […]
Read Question Your Reality in the Teaser Trailer for Westworld on Filmonic.
It's been almost ten months since HBO debuted a 30-second teaser for its Westworld series, but the network has finally released a new trailer for the show. Based on the Michael Crichton film of the same name and featuring an ensemble cast that includes James Marsden, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton, Westworld comes from executive producers Jonathan... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Robots populating a futuristic theme park begin to develop sentience in the creepy new trailer for HBO's Westworld, a 10-episode sci-fi/thriller premiering on the network in October.
The clip opens with humanoid Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) sitting in a Lynchian dark room, asked by an eerie voice if she's ever "questioned the nature of [her] reality." From there, the preview reveals the foreboding Western landscapes of Westworld, a theme park where customers can indulge their depraved desires for sex and gun-slinging.
But the park's operators begin to worry as the »
“I think there may be something wrong with this world, something hiding underneath.” Ahead of its premiere this October, a new teaser trailer for HBO’s Westworld series (based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name) has been released, offering new looks at the intriguing show that stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, and James Marsden.
“The one-hour drama series Westworld (ten episodes) is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, »
- Derek Anderson
It's been a while since we've seen or heard anything from HBO's upcoming sci-fi western Westworld. I last covered the series when HBO released a teaser last August. Last night, before the airing of Game Of Thrones, the network unveiled a new trailer for the series.
You can check it out right here:
Westworld has an abundance of talent involved in its crafting. There's the source material, which comes from Michael Crichton. There's the fantastic cast, which includes Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Rodrigo Santoro, Thandie Newton, and Ed Harris. Then there's the folks responsible from creating this particular adaptation and bringing it to HBO: Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk.
Westworld will arrive on HBO in October.
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- Mario-Francisco Robles
It's amazing to me how well good ideas travel. Take Westworld for example, the new HBO sci-fi series about artificial beings and a Vr wonderland where people's fantasies can play out unfettered. With Vr hitting consumers in a big way only this year, it seems like the most timely notion. And yet, the show is inspired by an idea for a 1973 film written by Michael Crichton.
This kind of thing makes you wonder if the idea inspired the evolution of our technology, or is tech influences our stories. I suppose the relationship is fluid.
At any rate, here we have the first trailer for Westworld a production that, if you believe the press swirling around it, has been troubled. Production was shut down, though we don't know why.
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HBO's new vision of Michael Crichton’s film comes from J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot, Person Of Interest creator Jonathan Nolan, producer Jerry Weintraub and Warner Bros TV. Nolan also directed the pilot for the series, which is described as a "dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin." Westworld stars stars James Marsden, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, James Marsden, Kyle Bornheime and Thandie Newton. Two guests at a high-tech amusement park go on a wild west adventure. The park is peopled by robots and is designed to provide a 100% life like experience simulating Roman times, cowboy times, and medieval times. When the park's central computer breaks down, the robots start to run amok and our two guests find themselves stalked by a robot gunslinger. Westworld premieres this October on HBO. »
Westworld teaser trailer: HBO release a new look at the forthcoming TV series.
This Westworld teaser trailer shows off new footage from the 10-episode series, which debuts in October.
Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. The one-hour drama features actors Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman.
Jonathan Nolan serves as executive producer/writer/director; Lisa Joy as executive producer/writer; executive producers are J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk; co-executive producer Kathy Lingg; producer Athena Wickham; and co-producer Susie Ekins. The series is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films »
- Paul Heath
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