HBO’s Westworld trailer premiered on Sunday and promised to deliver plenty of terror, violence, sex, futuristic fantasy, and maybe even question our own reality.
A short teaser for Westworld had debuted on HBO nearly a year, ago but the science fiction drama had been plagued by production problems. Lately, we’ve heard very little about what was happening with the production of Westworld, and the show was all but forgotten. HBO reminded everyone Sunday by releasing the trailer right before Game of Thrones Episode 9, “Battle of the Bastards,” premiered. HBO announced Westworld will air in October of this year.
HBO describes Westworld as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.”
You can watch HBO’s Westworld trailer right here.
HBO’s Westworld is an adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film Westworld starring Yul Brynner, reports Rolling Stone. For a hefty fee, guests can enter a futuristic theme park populated by robotic cowboys. Visitors of this futuristic surreal world can enjoy some gun slinging as well as indulge in their sexual fantasies.
Things in Westworld go haywire as we discover the androids have their own consciousness.
The Westworld trailer opens up with a scene of android Dolores, played by Evan Rachel Wood, in a dark room. A creepy voice asks Dolores if she’s “ever questioned the nature of [her] reality?”
We later learn in Westworld there is “no orientation, no guidebook, all our hosts are here for you,” and “in this world you can be whoever you want.”
But it’s apparent from the trailer, Westworld is a violent, dangerous place.
“I’m terrified,” Dolores confesses. “I feel spaces opening up inside of me, like a building with rooms I’ve never explored. I think there may be something wrong with this world. Something hiding underneath.”
After the flop of Vinyl and the demise of True Detective, what HBO needed was another Game of Thrones, reports Salon. It would be no small feat to come anywhere near to the success of Game of Thrones. Judging from fan’s reaction to the Westworld trailer, the HBO series may stand a chance.
Westworld is dishing up plenty of fantasy and promising to push the envelope of sexuality and violence, a formula that has worked very well for Game of Thrones.
Looks like we can also expect plenty of sexual weirdness in Westworld, as reported by the Inquisitr. Allegedly, over 50 extras had to sign a contract were they agreed to “appear fully nude; wear a pubic hair patch; perform genital-to-genital touching; have your genitals painted; simulate oral sex with hand-to- genital touching; contort to form a table-like shape while being fully nude; pose on all fours while others who are fully nude ride on your back; ride on someone’s back while you are both fully nude; and other assorted acts the Project may require.”
HBO’s adaptation of Westworld is produced by J.J. Abrams and also stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, James Marsden, and Thandie Newton. We’ll find out this fall if HBO’s Westworld captures the same magic as the epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones.
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