The 1973 feature film Westworld with Richard Benjamin (Peter Martin) and Yul Brynner (The Gunslinger) has been ripe for a remake. HBO’s edition spreads the story over 10 episodes which debuted on Oct. 2.

The original story from the ’73 movie centred on a robot malfunction creating terror (and death) for vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. HBO’s series cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris (as “The Man In Black”), James Marsden, and Evan Rachel Wood.

Westworld One SheetWestworld episodes were reportedly produced on an estimated $100 million budget, with the 90 minute pilot alone cost in the $25 million range.

Have you watched HBO’s Westworld yet? Post a comment below and let us know what you think of the series so far.

Fun fact: listen for Soundgarden and Rolling Stones tracks in the pilot episode.


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