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http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/08/30/westwo...brams-hbo/

So for those too lazy to read the above link, HBO has ordered a pilot for an adaptation of the Michael Crichton book "Westworld," which was made into a badass 1973 movie wherein Yul Brynner played the Terminator.

I don't know about anyone else, but I am so down for this. J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan, and Jerry Weintraub (Behind the Candelabra, the Ocean's movies) are making it. I love J.J., though I will admit it seems as if his TV producing credits nowadays are more like just endorsements than any sort of quality guarantee. Either way J.J. is better than most. Nolan is an awesome screenwriter and it looks like he'll be directing the pilot. I haven't seen Person of Interest but I've heard good things. Also his brother is Christopher Nolan.

But the thing that makes me most excited is that HBO is behind it. I think I probably trust HBO more than any other channel. The possibilities for a HBO Westworld series are endless. I'm excited.
I never thought I'd write that, but: I always liked the sequel better. Probably because I saw it as a nine-year-old at my grandma's place. She always let me watch the late night horror-, sci-fi movies. That guy at 01:51 scared the hell out of me.

DominicCobb Wrote:So for those too lazy to read the above link...

Well played sir.


Now that I've actually read the link... Shit. A Westworld TV show? Dammit. Bad times.
Long time coming but HBO's Westworld is finally open for business!

Caught the premiere and it was everything I could have hoped for and more. Cannot wait for whatever's to come.
The pilot was great. Hooked right from the opening. This will be something to keep an eye on. Who knows, maybe after the show ends someone could turn it into a movie.
I really enjoyed this show. Too bad we have to wait until 2018 for season 2.

(12-09-2016, 08:32 AM)Adabisi Wrote: [ -> ]I really enjoyed this show. Too bad we have to wait until 2018 for season 2.

Me, too. Although I think it sounds like spring, not fall based on Nolan saying they wanted 2017 but couldn't quite get there.

It sucks but it makes sense to me. I'm assuming because it was so expensive that they needed to make sure it was a hit before hitting pre-production on season 2 hard.

It's odd to me that I connected with it so much. There's not a human character I can relate to, nobody answers direct questions, and it's all telling not showing for character motivations, but I just love the philosophical ideas on AI. I was a bit worried after a few episodes because they had too many characters to follow and too many mysteries for me but the show streamlined and answered some basic logistical questions very well.
(08-31-2013, 12:25 AM)Neglify Wrote: [ -> ]A Westworld TV show? Dammit. Bad times.

How wrong I was.
While it was visually stunning, this show did not satisfy me entirely. To me it was confusing.


When it became more and more unclear, who was a host and who not and what universe was actually or actually actually real, it became close to impossible for me to connect emotionally with any of the characters or root for anything. So the ending of season one was intersting to watch, but I only could do it from an emotional distance. I felt like a host that was fed information or a back story. They left out the tragic cornerstone.
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