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Westworld Headed Back To Screen
Crichton robot thriller gets a remake

12 August 2005  |  Written by   

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We're going to call it – there are no new and clever ways to say "another remake of a '70s thriller". So we'll keep it simple and merely say that '70s technology-gone-haywire thriller Westworld is headed for the big screen once again, with killer cowboy robots back up to full strength and The Cell director Tarsem at the helm.

The original film was similar in plot to Jurassic Park, also written by Westworld novelist Michael Crichton, in that it was set in a revolutionary theme park that relied on cutting edge technology. And, as with Crichton's dinosaur tale, things get a little out of hand when the limits of human control of science become apparent, and the robots turn from funslingers to gunslingers. Naturally, this poses some problems for the unarmed guests to the park.

The film was due to go into production in 2003 with Arnold Schwarzenegger starring as one of the guests at the park, but politics intervened and the Governator is now out of the running to star – unless, that is, production is delayed until the end of his term, at the beginning of 2007, and assuming that he does not run for a second term. Hollywood seems to think that this could yet be his comeback film, but frankly we're less sure that production will wait that long, given that director Tarsem has already been hired.

Terminator 3 screenwriters Michael Ferris and John Bracanto had been set to write the remake of the 1973 film, which starred Yul Brynner as chief homicidal robot. However, they were onboard back when Ahnult was also scheduled to star, and there's no word on whether their script remains current.

We'll be assigning our robot watchdogs to keep an eye on this as it moves forward so – what? Fidobot! Down! Aaaagh…..

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