If the ho-hum release of HBO’s Vinyl put a cap on the premium cable network’s difficulty launching a major hit in recent years, the well may run far deeper than we realized. HBO’s Westworld adaptation in particular may now end up pushed to 2017, reportedly owing to creative clashes with showrunner Jonathan Nolan.
One of the most hotly anticipated films on the docket for this year is Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, the filmmaker’s first foray into English-language scripting and his first collaboration with Hollywood A-listers. Another round of casting has brought even more wattage into this buzzy production, with Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult, and The Slap’s Thandie Newton all joining the cast in unspecified roles.
It’s been some time since HBO made any official announcements of its upcoming Westworld remake, and notably odd that the series garnered little mention at the recent TCA press tour. There may be some, or rather more trouble behind the scenes now, as production has temporarily shut down. Will it affect the as-yet-unannounced premiere?
HBO’s upcoming Westworld TV series debuted a few photos and scant teases of footage to date, even amid a bit of cast turnover, but at last, the park is finally open. Okay, not that park. Still, see Jonathan Nolan’s vision of robot uprising and a synthetic future by our first full trailer for HBO’s Westworld!
We still don’t know much about Westworld, HBO’s upcoming adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 science fiction movie about robots running amuck at a high-tech theme park, but it was originally supposed to premiere later this year. Then it got delayed until 2016. On the bright side, a new batch of images from the series was released, giving us a glimpse at one of the most intriguing new shows on the horizon.
We’d been hearing about it for some time, but at last HBO has made Bad Robot’s star-studded ‘Westworld‘ TV series a reality. The pay-cable network has granted a full season order to Jonathan Nolan’s adaptation of the 1973 sci-fi classic, whose cast boasts the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and more, setting a 2015 premiere with the new ‘Westworld’’s first teaser.
DirecTV is the latest big player to get into the original programming game, ordering up ten episodes of suspense-thriller,"Rogue," starring Thandie Newton.