Over the years, numerous films have seen themselves re-formatted and adapted to television series, with last year alone bringing series adaptations as varied as El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn and FX’s Fargo. HBO is poised to add another show to those ranks next year, as the channel announced that it would be adapting the 1973 Michael Crichton film Westworld into a tv series. The film, which starred Yul Brynner and James Brolin, marked the feature directorial debut of Crichton, who also wrote the screenplay.
Person of Interest creator Jonathan Nolan co-created the series, also titled Westworld, alongside Burn Notice and Pushing Daisies writer Lisa Joy. Nolan will be directing the pilot for the series, which stars Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Ed Harris, Clifton Collins Jr., and Jeffrey Wright. Set to premiere in 2016, though a premiere date has not been announced, HBO has released the first trailer for the series. The trailer can be seen below.