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HBO’s Westworld faces a delay until 2017 now

February 27th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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The arrival of HBO’s Westworld is something we’re excited for, but it seems to never get closer and now it looks like a further delay is upon it.

With “creative clashes with showrunner Jonathan Nolan” cited as an issue, it would be wise to not hold your breath for this just yet.

The Hollywood Reporter  is, em, reporting that the premiere will probably be pushed back to 2017.

Apparently Jonathan Nolan isn’t happy with HBO’s influence within creative: “Nolan is said to be every bit as controlling as his filmmaker brother Chris. Sources say cuts came in slowly, scripts started running behind, and it became apparent that episodes already shot needed tweaks requiring additional filming. Since stopping production, HBO persuaded Nolan to “put aside his ego,” one source says, and has brought in two additional producers and two more writers.”

We know that Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Shannon Woodward, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Simon Quarterman, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Jimmi Simpson, and Clifton Collins, Jr are all attached to the show, so understandably we’re exctied to see where it goes… it’s just when it arrives that is the big issue right now.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….