Jonathan Nolan’s ‘Westworld’ will finally let the filmmaker explore his creative insanity. His original script for ‘Interstellar’, which his brother Christopher Nolan directed, was much darker and out there. J. Nolan can make his HBO sci-fi western as dark as he wants, and he talks about the show.
‘Westworld’ is a TV adaptation of the 1973 film with the same name. The film was directed by Michael Crichton, who’s best known for his novel ‘Jurassic Park’, and it stars Yul Brynner. The storyline is about a futuristic amusement park for adults where androids, that look no different than actual people, act out the desires of the visitors.
Park goers can live out any scenario that they can imagine in Jonathan Nolan’s ‘Westworld’, no matter how vile it might be. He has this to say about his upcoming HBO show:
“It’s a place where you can be whoever you want to be and there are no consequences—no rules, no limitations. What happens in Westworld, stays in Westworld. What we can tell you is that we intend to make the most ambitious, subversive, f–ked-up television series. The things that keep you up at night, any of those things that trouble you—that is exactly what the show is about.”
The first image revealed for ‘Westworld’ depicts a futuristic cowgirl aiming her gun.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 22, 2014
‘Westworld’ will see Anthony Hopkins playing the creator of the amusement park, and Ed Harris will be the gun wielding android that Brynner played. Other cast members for Nolan’s TV series include Evan Rachel Wood, Miranda Otto, Jeffrey Wright, and James Marsden.
In the ‘HBO 2014 Yearender’ video, you can catch a brief glimpse at ‘Westworld’ in action, as well as Harris’ character.
Jonathan Nolan’s ‘Westworld’ will be here soon, and there’s nothing like it on TV at the moment. The HBO show will be a breath of fresh air for the sci-fi genre, and it will debut in 2015. Are you excited for ‘Westworld’?