The original film was written and directed by Michael Crichton and was a significant critical and commercial success. It spawned a sequel, Futureworld, and its own spin-off TV series called Beyond Westworld. The new TV series is a remake and reboot of the original film.
The new series stars Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Ford, the creator of the Westworld theme park. Ed Harris is playing the Man in Black, a villain (who may or may not be channelling the Yul Brynner role from the original film). James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton will also star, whilst Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi will be producing the soundtrack.