Here's Why HBO's Westworld Has Shut Down Production

Monday, 18 January 2016 - 10:28AM
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Monday, 18 January 2016 - 10:28AM
Here's Why HBO's Westworld Has Shut Down Production
Over the weekend, it was revealed that production on HBO's exciting adaptation of Westworld had been shut down. Given the level of anticipation of the series, which features Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris, it's not surprising that people immediately jumped to negative conclusions. Thankfully, those negative conclusions are far from the the truth, because the cause of the production shutdown is actually rather positive.

Variety reported on the statement that was released by HBO, clarifying the reasons behind the shutdown. 

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As we head into the final phase of production on 'Westworld,' we've made the decision to take a brief hiatus in order to get ahead of the writing.
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Sources have informed Variety that the final four scripts for the serialization are currently being worked on by writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Though shooting was initially slated to wrap in late November 2015, it is now believed production on the show will recommence sometime in March, with an end date yet to be revealed.

It can be hard to exercise patience with a project as exciting as Westworld, it's much better that HBO is allowing a delay in production in order to get the adaptation right, instead of wildly accelerating the project just to get it out on time.

While it initially courted a 2015 release, HBO is yet to set a formal release date for Westworld. The show is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie, which imagines a world where wealthy folks head to exotic, adult-themed adventure parks that are populated with ultra-realistic, human-like robots.




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