Hold on to your horses, TV lovers, because in 2016 HBO will be bringing the wild, wild west to the small screen. Well… wild, wild “Westworld” that is.
That’s right, the 1973 science fiction western-thriller, written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton, will be reprising its thrilling – and seriously twisted – storyline in a HBO television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Nolan. In 2013 it was revealed that the premium cable network, home to many critically acclaimed series from “Games of Thrones” to “True Detective,” had given the sci-fi pilot the green light.
But that wasn’t the only exciting news fans of the supernatural flick received! TVLine confirmed that the husband and wife team would work alongside “Lost” executive producer J.J. Abrams, “Ocean’s Eleven” producer Jerry Weintraub and “Star Trek Into Darkness” producer Bryan Burk, to revive the futuristic drama, which follows the story of what happens when androids of a western-themed amusement park start killing guests following a power surge.
Fans of “Westworld” received a chilling, first peek of the television remake of the western drama, starring Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood, before the Season 2 finale of “True Detective” aired on Sunday night. And although the anticipated trailer was only 30-seconds long, the video was jam-packed with eye widening moments -- starting with Wood’s lifeless character, Delores, getting interrogated while a fly crawls across her face. Creepy.
#westworld is gonna break the internet tonight.
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) August 10, 2015
The unknown character, who is questioning Delores, asks her if she knows where she is.
“I’m in a dream,” she responds before asking to be woken up from the nightmare. “I’m terrified.”
“Then answer my question correctly,” the mysterious character replies. “Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?”
Throughout the video, viewers are shown why Delores is so frightened as clips of dead bodies, undead skeletons and splatted blood flash before our very eyes.
“Westworld,” which began filming for the pilot in August 2014, is set to premiere on HBO in 2016.