‘Westworld’ Trailer Features Sentient Robots and a Massive Orgy

HBO released the first full trailer for its sci-fi western “Westworld” on Sunday night, almost a year after debuting its first teaser.

The trailer, which features a massive orgy scene, opens to Delores (Evan Rachel Wood), a robot disguised as a human, sitting in a dark room and asked “have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?”

Set in a futuristic world, “Westworld” takes place inside of a theme park populated by robots. But the creators become worried when the androids begin to take on human characteristics.

“I’m terrified,” Dolores responds. “I feel spaces opening up inside of me, like a building with rooms I’ve never explored. I think there may be something wrong with this world. Something hiding underneath.”

Executive produced by J.J. Abrams and also starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and James Marsden, “Westworld” is a re-imagining of the 1973 film of the same name directed by Michael Crichton. Jonathan Nolan wrote, executive produced and directed two episodes. The series is also produced in partnership with Lisa Joy, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk.

The one-hour drama, which HBO describes as a “dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin,” is set for an October premiere.

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  1. arjcee says:

    Where, o where, is said orgy in this G-rated trailer? This tepid little teaser really puts the B in HBO.

  2. EricJ says:

    And would I be a stickler if I pointed out that–despite the cool new logo they’ve designed–the name of the park in the original movie was “Delos” and Westworld was only a section of it?
    Or does this new remake just skip over the bits with RomanWorld and MedievalWorld? (And FutureWorld in the cheesy B-sequel, that -did- seem to be unnaturally preoccupied with robot orgies.)

    • nerdrage says:

      They can come up with some kind of name for the whole park when HBO does the inevitable RomanWorld and MedievelWorld spinoffs.

    • EricJ says:

      Oh, and the original movie was not some HAL-like dystopia about “Sentient robots in revolt”–It was simply about what worst-case-scenario happens when a glitch in the computer-security safeties breaks down, and you can’t guarantee the gunslingers -won’t- shoot you.
      In the words of another Crichton theme-park-gone-wrong-ism, when Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t shoot the guests.

      • nerdrage says:

        HBO changed the premise because they need a Game of Thrones replacement that can run for many seasons, and just having haywire robots won’t do that. Gotta have something with more storytelling potential, so they switched to the I, Robot thing.

  3. Tim Lydon says:

    You do know ‘a bunch of naked people standing around’ and ‘massive orgy’ are not the same thing right?

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