HBO President Says Westworld Should Start Filming This Summer
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.11.2014
Casting is underway...
HBO president Michael Lombardo discussed J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan's adaptation of Michael Crichton's Westworld for the network at the TVA press tour (via IGN). Check out the highlights:
On the show's status: "Hope we're going to start shooting this summer. We're casting right now, and I assume, you know, announcements will come out when those deals happen. Obviously, it takes place within some time in the unspecified future within an amusement park populated by robots. Beyond that, I think it's its own thing, and Jonah and Lisa [Joy] have done it and the script is one of the more exciting scripts we've read in a very, very long time."
On the style of the show: "There's no Yul Brynner and tonally it's very different. At the same time, it has some of the elements, the basic elements that make the idea of it really exciting."