Here’s what you already know: HBO’s upcoming Westworld is an adaptation of the 1973 film written and directed by visionary author Michael Crichton. Like the author’s best-known work, Jurassic Park, it’s about a theme park where rather unique attractions (in Westworld‘s case, lifelike androids) break from their assigned roles and kill the guests.
HBO’s series version is from Interstellar and The Dark Knight co-writer Jonathan Nolan (brother of director Christopher) and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice), along with mega-producer J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk. It boasts an impressive cast led by Anthony Hopkins (in his first TV series regular role), James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright.
Now here’s what you may not know: Nolan and Joy are looking to explore some very sweeping, dark and increasingly timely future-shock ideas. But since the project’s producing team includes Abrams and a Nolan, Westworld is naturally one of the most secretive TV series ever made. So in this interview with the writer-producers, we tried our best to get you a few hints about one of 2015’s most intriguing new dramas. READ FULL STORY