Warner Brothers Remaking Westworld Movie

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Apparently Warner Brothers is remaking Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie “Westworld” and no one bothered to tell me about it. Dammit people, keep me informed! In any case, Sci Fi Wire has an interview with the remake’s writer, Billy Ray, who says he will write, but not direct the movie. Ray also revealed that WB had approached Michael Crichton to redo his own movie a few years ago, but Crichton replied (and this is why I’m loving this guy): “I already remade that movie; the remake was called Jurassic Park.” He-yo!

Michael Crichton wrote and directed the original film, which was released in 1973 and starred Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin. The futuristic drama cast Benjamin and Brolin as visitors to an amusement park where visitors can play out entertainment fantasies with the help of virtual reality and robots. The trouble starts when the robots begin to fight back.

My favorite part of “Westworld” was the notion that guys were paying money to get laid by robot prostitutes. I mean, wouldn’t your money be better spent on real high-priced call girls, guys?

Warner Brothers Remaking Westworld Movie

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  • Scott Logan

    It’ll be a cold day in a place known for being extremely hot before Crichton, or anyone associated with him, gets another penny from me. His insane and pathetic posturings on the topic of global warming have discredited him as having anything to say in the arena of science, in my mind. I’m sure there are a number of zero-brainwave maniacs out there who don’t care that their money supports someone whose ramblings give aid and comfort to the human garbage bent on destroying the planet in the interest of lining their pockets, and it’s ironic these are the same people who are going to be whining for help when their houses are underwater and there’s not a drop to drink, anywhere.
    If I saw Crichton dying of thirst in a gutter, I might spit on him out of pity.

  • Scott Logan

    It’ll be a cold day in a place known for being extremely hot before Crichton, or anyone associated with him, gets another penny from me. His insane and pathetic posturings on the topic of global warming have discredited him as having anything to say in the arena of science, in my mind. I’m sure there are a number of zero-brainwave maniacs out there who don’t care that their money supports someone whose ramblings give aid and comfort to the human garbage bent on destroying the planet in the interest of lining their pockets, and it’s ironic these are the same people who are going to be whining for help when their houses are underwater and there’s not a drop to drink, anywhere.
    If I saw Crichton dying of thirst in a gutter, I might spit on him out of pity.

  • Eowynn55

    So, you’re saying you’re angry?

  • Eowynn55

    So, you’re saying you’re angry?

  • Rikblak

    you cannot be so narrowminded that you are unable to see the science behind State of Fear. I would wager you do not even know that in the 1970’s scientists cried out that we are on the brink of an ice age due to global cooling! They even sought legislation to find ways to “heat” the earth to prevent it. These “scientists” scared teh hell out of me as a kid. Here we are, just a blink of an eye later in the scheme of time and scientists are scaring the hell out of my children crying global warming….. Just anouther State of Fear to control the unthinking masses who are herded around like cattle from the next big disaster. Heck, I’m from MN so I have no problem with a little warmer weather, but it is hard to imagine during week 2 of below -10 temps. But I guess it does take my mind off terrorism. Someone blowing up a building and taking innocent lives is nothing compared to a possible 1/100th of a degeree (spike) in temprature.

  • Rikblak

    you cannot be so narrowminded that you are unable to see the science behind State of Fear. I would wager you do not even know that in the 1970’s scientists cried out that we are on the brink of an ice age due to global cooling! They even sought legislation to find ways to “heat” the earth to prevent it. These “scientists” scared teh hell out of me as a kid. Here we are, just a blink of an eye later in the scheme of time and scientists are scaring the hell out of my children crying global warming….. Just anouther State of Fear to control the unthinking masses who are herded around like cattle from the next big disaster. Heck, I’m from MN so I have no problem with a little warmer weather, but it is hard to imagine during week 2 of below -10 temps. But I guess it does take my mind off terrorism. Someone blowing up a building and taking innocent lives is nothing compared to a possible 1/100th of a degeree (spike) in temprature.

  • Cyberchip

    Hmmm, it’s really interesting that people haven’t seen the whole picture yet. What the scientists are saying is…. we’ve knocked the earths climatic system out of balance, we don’t know what is going to happen; but, we’re screwed. Any scientist worth his salt knows that when you knock a system out of balance it ‘rings’ up and down. What you will see, as a system “rings” out of balance is more extremes. Higher highs, lower lows… maybe more, maybe less; but, more extremes until the system finds another stable balance state. Now, the simple story is we all know the earth has three stable states, if we know anything about epoch history. We know that at one time, or several times, the earth has been very warm, we know it has been very cold, and we know that it has been just like it is now, somewhere in the middle. All three states are stable. But, like the old two system state machine the pendulium coocoo clock. If you smack the pendulim hard enough it will go swinging wildly from one extreme to another. But, what you can’t predict is where is will end. Will the pendulim go back to the nice and steady tick, tick, tick after smacking it; or will it stop. Who knows, no one, it’s a chaotic response. That’s what we have, a stable earth that’s been knocked into a chaotic state. Somewhat like our economy right now with gas prices. I love places like this to comment because there’s such a long time between responses people get to see change over time. Either way, my prediction is that by the end of 2011, and/or in the middle of 2012 everyone will be convinced pretty much there’s a problem. And like the friend who died an early death, every one will claim to have known him and have been his friend. I sure hope I’m wrong…cause, 2012 is just around the corner. Nuff said. Plaudits to anyone who boosts public knowledge of this issue…. but, it’s too late anyway. (snicker) (snicker)

    • Gggzap

      Four years later genius, the world is still here.

  • Cyberchip

    Hmmm, it’s really interesting that people haven’t seen the whole picture yet. What the scientists are saying is…. we’ve knocked the earths climatic system out of balance, we don’t know what is going to happen; but, we’re screwed. Any scientist worth his salt knows that when you knock a system out of balance it ‘rings’ up and down. What you will see, as a system “rings” out of balance is more extremes. Higher highs, lower lows… maybe more, maybe less; but, more extremes until the system finds another stable balance state. Now, the simple story is we all know the earth has three stable states, if we know anything about epoch history. We know that at one time, or several times, the earth has been very warm, we know it has been very cold, and we know that it has been just like it is now, somewhere in the middle. All three states are stable. But, like the old two system state machine the pendulium coocoo clock. If you smack the pendulim hard enough it will go swinging wildly from one extreme to another. But, what you can’t predict is where is will end. Will the pendulim go back to the nice and steady tick, tick, tick after smacking it; or will it stop. Who knows, no one, it’s a chaotic response. That’s what we have, a stable earth that’s been knocked into a chaotic state. Somewhat like our economy right now with gas prices. I love places like this to comment because there’s such a long time between responses people get to see change over time. Either way, my prediction is that by the end of 2011, and/or in the middle of 2012 everyone will be convinced pretty much there’s a problem. And like the friend who died an early death, every one will claim to have known him and have been his friend. I sure hope I’m wrong…cause, 2012 is just around the corner. Nuff said. Plaudits to anyone who boosts public knowledge of this issue…. but, it’s too late anyway. (snicker) (snicker)

  • Bracey

    Im going to paraphrase (to the best of my memory) a line from Chriton’s own Jurassic Park on the subject of global warming.

    The creator of the park is arguing with the chaos theory mathemetician about the entire concept of recreating something as potentially dangerous as dinosaurs. The subjuct of global thermonuclear anhilation comes up and the math whiz fires back something like this:

    “Destroy the world? What intoxicating power you must have.”

    The point is(from a view of pure science) we cannot destroy the world or the environment for that matter. We just dont have the power. We could destroy ourselves or other species. Make the planet unlivable for human life.

    But as a believer in the Word of God I know it will never come to that. Life and death on this planet is in God’s hands and we arent fated to destroy the world. That will be his doing after the defeat of the antichrist by Jesus and the final defeat of Satan after the 1000 year reign here on Earth. After that the world and Heaven will be destroyed by fire so that God can remake them perfect and free of sin for us to continue to live and worship in.

    So be happy, humanity is assured to continue into forever. Not a bad deal.

  • Bracey

    Im going to paraphrase (to the best of my memory) a line from Chriton’s own Jurassic Park on the subject of global warming.

    The creator of the park is arguing with the chaos theory mathemetician about the entire concept of recreating something as potentially dangerous as dinosaurs. The subjuct of global thermonuclear anhilation comes up and the math whiz fires back something like this:

    “Destroy the world? What intoxicating power you must have.”

    The point is(from a view of pure science) we cannot destroy the world or the environment for that matter. We just dont have the power. We could destroy ourselves or other species. Make the planet unlivable for human life.

    But as a believer in the Word of God I know it will never come to that. Life and death on this planet is in God’s hands and we arent fated to destroy the world. That will be his doing after the defeat of the antichrist by Jesus and the final defeat of Satan after the 1000 year reign here on Earth. After that the world and Heaven will be destroyed by fire so that God can remake them perfect and free of sin for us to continue to live and worship in.

    So be happy, humanity is assured to continue into forever. Not a bad deal.