The original 1973 film, both written and directed by Michael Crichton, takes place in a future amusement park wherein visitors interact with androids in recreations of famous historical environments. When something goes wrong, however, the androids turn deadly.
Westworld received a sequel, Futureworld, in 1976 and was spun off into a short-lived series, “Beyond Westworld,” in 1980.
Marsden, who starred earlier this year in Walk of Shame, will play a character named Teddy Flood, described as being “a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town. He quickly proves both his charm – and his talent with a revolver. His pursuit of a local beauty launches him on a dark odyssey.”
HBO has already given the planned series a pilot commitment with Jonah Nolan directing the pilot and writing alongside his wife (and “Burn Notice” scribe) Lisa Joy.
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