Westworld is Coming to Television, With the Help of JJ Abrams
In the early ‘70s, the first big screen adaptation of Michael Crichton’s work was The Andromeda Strain, followed by the sci-fi hit that he directed himself, Westworld. With so much potential for technology to go wrong, and with pretty much every single movie destined to be remade, a Westworld reboot seemed inevitable (Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to star at one point, not much of a stretch from The Terminator).
So now comes word, via The Hollywood Reporter, that in addition to the three billion movies and TV shows JJ Abrams has in development, he’s also doing a reboot of Westworld for HBO. This kind of thing is certainly up JJ’s alley, and we at TGD think he could actually do a pretty good job with it.