For anyone old enough, or even not, maybe you've seen the 1973 Westworld starring Yul Brynner as "the gunslinger," or as he was known to be, the man in black.
The 1973 film also starred James Brolin and Dick Van Patten. The was well received and is/was pretty popular, (IMDb user ratings of 7.1). It was written and directed by Michael Crichton.
Westworld wasn't Crichton's first big gig, but was preceded by The Andromeda Strain in '71. After Westworld, he went on to have his novel The Terminal Man hit screens in '74, and of course Jurassic Park (93), Rising Sun (93), Congo (95), Twister (96), the TV series ER (94-2009).
With that being said, HBO is rebooting Westworld, which probably won't suck, since the producer is Jonathan Nolan, whose past credits include his work with is brother, Christopher Nolan on The Prestige and The Dark Knight franchise, plus he's helmed CBS's Person of Interest.
This time around the TV series is on HBO, so there's no censorship of the content. If you've seen the original, you know that might be a popular option, but I have to wonder if Jonathan Nolan will take the high road and produce a clean story with hints at the obvious. But it is HBO.
The regular cast, those who will be in in the most episodes of anyone in the cast list, eight, includes
Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Rodrigo Santoro, Clifton Collins Jr., Shannon Woodward, Jimmi Simpson, Jeffrey Wright, Angela Sarafyan, Sidse Babett Knudsen.
BTW, Ed Harris is playing "The Man in Black!" That can be very cool if you ask me. Plus I do enjoy Anthony Hopkins and Clifton Collins Jr..
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