The Han Solo cast just keeps getting bigger and better. Thandie Newton is reportedly orbiting the Star Wars spinoff, which also stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson. The news comes just one day after we learned that Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) was also in talks. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie) are directing. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
Earlier this week, we shared with you the Westworld episode 7 trailer complete with an extensive image-by-image breakdown. Now that we are gearing up for the weekend, HBO has officially released their preview images for “Trompe L’Oeil” featuring the return of Thor: Ragnarok/Creed star Tessa Thompson. Hit the jump to take a look at the Westworld episode 7 photos and learn more about this weekend’s episode.
Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Last week, Westworld spent the bulk of its time within the park itself (and likely within the show’s past), following Dolores and William as they ventured toward the Maze and had a bloody, empowering Wild West adventure. This week compensated by shifting the focus to park operations (and likely in the show’s present), offering up corporate espionage, horrifying malfunctions, and an overwhelming sense of dread. As we do every week, let’s try to answer 10 questions (some literal, others rhetorical) from “The Adversary.”
Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
After a long and rocky production process, Westworld finally made its long-awaited debut on HBO last night… and from here, it looks like it was worth the wait. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy‘s sci-fi drama got off to an intriguing start with its series premiere, setting up an expansive and intricate universe filled with fascinating characters who promise to explore some big questions about technology and humanity. So, what’s next? Where do we go from here?
HBO’s Westworld season 1 trailer provides some clues without giving away too many of the upcoming twists and turns.
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Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Michael Crichton‘s Westworld is a movie packed with ideas, but it doesn’t add up to much more than robots going berserk. While it’s an enjoyable film with some terrific sequences, there’s a goldmine of untapped ideas in it. The creators of HBO’s Westworld, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, take real time to explore some of those ideas — and plenty more they bring to the table — in the thrilling, unsettling, and thoughtful first four episodes of season one.
Below, read our Westworld review.
Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 by Jack Giroux
There’s no shortage of film to TV adaptations in the works. Rarely do these television remakes offer fresh and exciting new visions, but that doesn’t look to be the case with HBO’s Westworld, which was delayed and ran into some production troubles. The series seems to pick up Michael Crichton‘s original idea and just runs as far as possible with it. Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams, and Lisa Joy‘s reimagining is expanding on the themes, ideas, and world perhaps not fully explored in Crichton’s thin but charming sci-fi film.
We recently saw another stellar trailer for the HBO series. Below, you can now see the Westworld poster.
Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
HBO debuted the first Westworld teaser to coincide with the season finale of True Detective. The brief tease for the series-length remake and expansion of Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi film is certainly eye-catching and intriguing.
We don’t know much about the show. Westworld comes from exec producers Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, and J.J. Abrams, and has been called “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” Combine that with the plot of the original film, which features an amusement park for adults in which synthetic humanoids help recreate a few different periods from history, but also become very dangerous when they malfunction, and we’re excited to see what the team has created.
This Westworld teaser has some gorgeous and very tantalizing shots; check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 15th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Not long ago, the announcement of a TV series that adapts or jumps off from a noted film would have elicited nothing but eyerolls. After shows like Fargo and Hannibal, however, even the most skeptical onlooker must realize that it’s better to keep an open mind. And when HBO is involved? The “benefit of the doubt” requirement goes way up.
HBO is making a series adaptation of Westworld, based on the 1973 feature film by Michael Crichton. In the movie, visitors to an advanced theme park for adults found their lives threatened when the androids populating the park break down and change behavior thanks to a virus-like problem. Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings, Rake) has just joined the cast, along with recent signee Thandie Newton (Rogue, E.R.). Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
I’ve always been a fan of the closed-room thriller — muster up some courage, and stick a couple/few actors in a room and watch what happens. That’s essentially the structure of Retreat, which first-timer Carl Tibbetts directed from his own script. The film stars Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton as a couple who are taking a little time away from the world on a remote island. But when Jamie Bell, an unexpected addition to their getaway, arrives with an apocalyptic tale of disaster in the world at large, things get bad.
Sony picked up US rights not long ago — there is no release date yet — and now there is a Cannes sales trailer kicking around. Check it out below. Read More »
Casting Bits: Carrie-Anne Moss & Malcolm McDowell in ‘Silent Hill;’ Addison Timlin in ‘Odd Thomas;’ Thandie Newton in Tyler Perry’s ‘Good Deeds’
Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
The Silent Hill sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, is shooting right now in Toronto, and keeps adding cast members as it does. Director Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane) already had Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harington starring, with Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean and Deborah Kara Unger reprising their Silent Hill roles in some unknown capacity.
Now a press release announces that the film also boasts Carrie-Ann Moss as Claudia Wolf and Malcolm McDowell as Leonard Wolf. In the video game Silent Hill 3, Claudia is a major character (modeled to look like Julianne Moore, actually) who sets a good chunk of the plot in motion, and isn’t exactly a passive or sane presence. Read more about her here (and about her father Leonard here) but be warned of possible spoilers for the film. The header image for this article, by the way, is a new still of Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harinton in the film, that was supplied with the press release. Click it to enlarge.
After the break, the Dean Koontz adaptation Odd Thomas gets a young actress and Tyler Perry’s next finds a romantic lead. Read More »