Michael Crichton had been approached to write a remake of his own movie before his death in 2008, but he declined.
Ed Harris will play the iconic gunslinger character.
Anthony Hopkins and Thandie Newton both appeared in Mission Impossible 2, although they did not share any scenes.
Same theme as the 1973 film.
Quentin Tarantino was asked to helm this remake, but he declined.
The original Westworld (1973) was Michael Crichton's first story about a theme park that goes wrong. The better known one was, of course, Jurassic Park (1993). In that film, Richard Attenborough played the creator of the park. In this series, the park's creator is played by Anthony Hopkins, who appeared in five films directed by Attenborough: Magic (1978), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Young Winston (1972), Chaplin (1992), and Shadowlands (1993).
Miranda Otto left the show after shooting the pilot in order to fully focus on participation in the fifth season of Homeland (2011). She was replaced by Sidse Babett Knudsen. Sidse Babett Knudsen.
Tarsem Singh was once attached to direct the film.
Ben Barnes played King Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), based on the books by C.S. Lewis. Anthony Hopkins played Lewis himself in Shadowlands (1993).
This is not the first television adaptation based off of the movie of the same name. In 1980 a short lived series called Beyond Westworld aired on CBS, only three episodes aired before cancellation.
The entire first season of Westworld had a budget of $58 million dollars
Jonathan Nolan describes Westworld as "the next chapter of the human story,in which we stop being protagonists."
Westworld is the only studio album by English post-punk band Theatre of Hate. It was released in February 1982 by record label Burning Rome, prior to the band's dissolution in 1983. It was produced by Mick Jones of The Clash.
Westworld is HBO's first attempt at a Sci-Fi based series.
Ed Harris will play a similar role to that of Yul brynner's in the original Crichton.
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