Near Futurism

Blessed with the gift-curse of seeing ~24h into the future, I spend it on bad TV.

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Westworld!

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 to remake sci-fi western Westworld into TV series

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”

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