Somethings not quite right in the new Westworld trailer

first_imgDetails have been scarce surrounding HBO’s new series Westworld–specifically on how a cult film from the guy behind Jurassic Park can translate into a 10-episode television series–but a new trailer released Monday gives us an idea of how the sci-fi drama is set to play out. It doesn’t look pretty.For those not familiar with the Michael Crichton-penned 1973 film, the trailer unveils just about everything you’d need to know to get started. We get the conceit of a virtual reality world where people go to play out their most sexual and violent desires explained to us by Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), along with a little hiccup that seems to cause the artificial intelligence inside the simulator to go rogue.We also get some introductions for some of our characters, including Dolores, a virtual construct played by Evan Rachel Wood, who’s our lead and looks to be putting the pieces together about her origins.Creators  Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy don’t look to be holding back either if the trailer is any indication. For a world filled with sin (and a series on HBO), there’s plenty of violence to go around. In the case of a universe based on the old West, there’s gun battles, horse riding, vast desert landscapes, and cowboys. Combining that with out of control AI, ethical questions surrounding those AI, and corporate dystopian imagery, it looks like an intriguing blend of old world and new. Watch the trailer below to see for yourself.Westworld is set to premiere on October 2.Check out the photos below for more images from the first season of Westworld. (John P. Johnson/HBO)<><>last_img

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