Blessed with the gift-curse of seeing ~24h into the future, I spend it on bad TV.
Monday Nov 17th 2014 (IRC):
- 10:06 danbri: I’ve figured out what the world needs – a new modern WestWorld sequel.
- 10:06 libby: why does the world need that?
- 10:06 danbri: just that it was a great film and it has robots and cowboys and snakes and fembots and a guy who can take his face off and who is a robot and a cowboy. it double ticks all the boxes.
Tuesday Nov 18th 2014 (BBC):
JJ Abrams’ sci fi drama Westworld has been officially commissioned for a whole series by HBO. The Star Wars director is executive producer whilst Interstellar co-writer Jonathan Nolan will pen the scripts Sir Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris and James Marsden will all star. The show is a remake of a 1973 sci-fi western about a futuristic themed amusement park that has a robot malfunction.
The studio is calling the series, which will debut in 2015, “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin”