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.