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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Westworld Teaser Trailer 06/20/2016

  • About the trailer
    • U.S. Release Date - June 20,2016
    • Runtime - 98 seconds
  • About the show - A science fiction, western thriller based on the 1973 film Westworld directed by Michael Crichton where amusement park robots malfunction and begin killing visitors.
  • Summary (HBO) - “Discover a world where every human appetite can be indulged.”
  • Primary cast
    • Anthony Hopkins - Dr. Robert Ford
    • Ed Harris - the Man in Black
    • Evan Rachel Wood - Dolores Abernathy
    • James Marsden - Teddy Flood
    • Thandie Newton - Maeve Millay
    • Jeffrey Wright - Bernard Lowe
    • Rodrigo Santoro - Harlan Bell
    • Ben Barnes - Logan
    • Jimmi Simpson - William
    • Tessa Thompson - Charlotte Hale
    • Sidse Babett Knudsen - Theresa Cullen
    • Shannon Woodward - Elsie King
    • Ingrid Bolsø Berdal - Armistice
    • Clifton Collins Jr. - Lawrence
    • Simon Quarterman - Lee Sizemore
    • Angela Sarafyan - Clementine Pennyfeather
  • HBO
  • Trailer
  • IMDb
  • Wikipedia
  • Screenshots

First Impressions
On June 20, HBO released a teaser trailer to a show coming October 2016 called Westworld. The show is based on the 1973 movie of the same name by Michael Crichton. Both the show and the movie are western action dramas where Androids exist and are indistinguishable from humans. From the movie, the Androids work in a theme park with different “themes” or worlds a la Disneyland but are programmed to act according to the themed on the park they work in. Problems arise when some robots begin to malfunction and cause problems within the park itself and among the people running the park. The idea of the show and the world seem to be a cross between Blade Runner and Total Recall. If produced as well as either movie, or even on par with Deadwood and Game of Thrones, the show looks to be an interesting look into the human psyche and the problems in merging man and machine.