New Trailer for Star Wars Director's Sci-fi Show Westworld Is Violent and Mysterious

"They're not real."


The much-anticipated sci-fi thriller Westworld finally arrives on HBO this October. A new trailer has landed, which focuses on Anthony Hopkins' sinister android creator. Check it out below:

An earlier trailer for the show was released in June--watch it here. Westworld is a re-imagining of the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name, with a high-profile cast that also includes Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Jeffrey Wright.

It is produced by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan, creator of the hit crime drama Person of Interest and brother of Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan. Nolan has stated that part of his inspiration for the show came from video games such as Red Dead Redemption and BioShock.

The series has undergone considerable rewrites and reshoots since it was first announced last year. Production on the show was halted entirely in February, amidst rumours of creative conflicts and production issues.

In a recent interview with EW, co-producer Lisa Joy spoke about the delays, stating: "The show is complicated and ambitious. For the first half of the series we were writing while in production and we needed the time to catch up on scripts. Taking that time allowed us to really finesse all the storylines we set up--deepening character arcs and delving further into the series' larger mythological questions.

"By finishing all the episodes before returning to shooting, we were able to concentrate on production in the latter half of the show--making sure the last few episodes were as ambitious on the screen as they were on the page."

Westworld premieres on October 2, 2016.

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