HBO’s new sci-fi series promises gun-slinging and gore galore...
The SFX massive checks out the trailer to the new HBO epic.
Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood) sits naked in a lab. “Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?” a man asks off-screen.
Meanwhile, brooding under a fedora, Teddy Flood (James Marsden) is an archetypal cowboy through and through.
Turns out this West is actually a theme park created by Dr Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), whose intentions seem less than pleasant.
A gun-toting Harlan Bell (Rodrigo Santoro) threatens a resident of Westworld, but who? And is he bad just because he’s in black?
A sweeping shot of dusty terrain introduces us to the Wild West, where Dolores has grown up as a farm girl. But is her life a lie? Native Americans charge into battle, but are they the real enemy or merely a distraction?
As Dolores reveals she’s “terrified” of what she is (echoes of Ex Machina here), we see blood running into her eye...
A nifty camera move reveals a holographic miniature of Westworld, like something out of The Hunger Games.
Among the residents of this Western town are Thandie Newton’s Maeve Millay, who looks seriously no-nonsense.
Enter menacing gunslinger The Man In Black, originally played by Yul Brynner in the 1973 movie Westworld, here played by Ed Harris.
Looks like there’s been a full-blown, Wild West bloodbath. “There’s something wrong with this world,” says Dolores.
In a blink-miss shot, a robotic hand clenches into a fist. “These violent delights meet violent ends,” warns Dolores. This won’t end well...