Entertainment Weekly has our first official glimpse at a rough and tumble cyborg cowgirl from HBO’s series remake of Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi classic “Westworld,” which you can check out below!
While details are scarce on the top-secret TV project, we now know that Anthony Hopkins will play the creative visionary of the title tourist destination where guests interact with humanoid robots. Ed Harris will play the iconic killer robot gunslinger made famous in the original (and its 1976 sequel Futureworld) by Yul Brynner.
“It’s a place where you can be whoever you want to be and there are no consequences—no rules, no limitations,” says Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight), who wrote and directed the pilot episode. “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.”
“It’s sci-fi but mashed-up with a Western,” says co-creator Lisa Joy. “We get to look backward and forward.”
“Westworld” will debut on HBO in 2015, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman. It’s executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk, Lisa Joy, and Jonathan Nolan.