It’s time for another round of “This Week in Trailers.” We are truly excited about some of the things that dropped in the past week, so let’s get the big one out of the way first…
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Squeee! The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is a film director Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python, Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen fame) has been trying to get off the ground since 1998. It is widely recognized as one of the most famous examples of development hell in film history, with Gilliam attempting to make this film a total of EIGHT times over 19 years. So suffice it to say we were excited to hear that after 2 decades it had happened – we are finally getting another Gilliam adventure epic. The film will feature Disney stars Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce as the leads.
Westworld Season 2
The HBO series Westworld is widely regarded as one of the greatest among the many, many reboots, re-imaginings, and remakes Hollywood has pumped out over the past decade. It feels increasingly more difficult to find truly original content nowadays. Thanks to companies like Hulu, Amazon and Netflix getting into the original content game, and HBO and Showtime constantly upping the quality bar for television production – we’re getting some truly incredible content between all of the rehashed nonsense.
Westworld is one of the most engaging, thoughtful and intelligent sci fi shows on the air, and season 2 looks like it isn’t going to let us down. They planted the seeds of all sorts of potentially awesome stories in the first season – and to top it off, there is even a secret trailer inside the trailer for season 2. How meta can you get?
Disappointingly, Future World is not news of a reboot of Futureworld (the sequel to the original Westworld film). Instead, it appears to be a schlocky cash grab post-apocalyptic romp featuring many actors way too good to be in a film of this caliber (and also James Franco and Snoop Dogg are there). Future World looks derivative to the point of being suspect, the dialogue is cringeworthy, the concepts all over the place, and the casting choices bizarre. We will probably still see it though, because of the aforementioned Snoop Dogg.