Well, HBO took their sweet time, but they finally released some brand-new stills for their upcoming Westworld TV series.
Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises) surprised fans during this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con with some footage of the sci-fi series based on author Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie, which starred Yul Brynner as the iconic Man in Black — a role played by Ed Harris on the new series.
We sadly don’t have the footage here, but we have the next best thing: some first-look pics of Harris, Sir Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World), James Marsden (X-Men), Evan Rachel Wood (True Blood), Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale) and Thandie Newton (The Chronicles of Riddick). Rodrigo Santoro (300: Rise of an Empire) and Mirando Otto (The Lord of the Rings) — not seen in the gallery below — round up the cast.
Apparently the footage started off with a voiceover saying: "Bring her back online. Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?" It had some brief snippets featuring Hopkins' character of Dr. Robert Ford, the futuristic park’s creator, as well as scenes taking place in an Old West setting.
Jonathan Nolan created, wrote and produced Westworld alongside his wife Lisa Joy (Burn Notice). The HBO series will also be produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. The late Jerry Weintraub also served as an executive producer.
Check out the pics below, and let us know what you think. Westworld will air on HBO in 2016.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)