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James Marsden Joins HBO's Westworld Pilot

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X-Men's James Marsden has joined the cast of HBO's pilot Westworld, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub sci-fi drama is based on Michael Crichton's 1973 novel and set in a futuristic theme park where androids fulfill human desires. read more

Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood Join J.J. Abrams' Westworld for HBO

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood have signed on to star in J.J. Abrams' adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 movie Westworld for HBO, TVGuide.com has learned.

Written and directed by Crichton, the original film was... read more

HBO Developing TV Adaption of Michael Crichton's Westworld

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J.J. Abrams is helping bring a big screen sci-fi classic to the small screen.

The Star Trek director is teaming up with Lost executive producer Bryan Burk and... read more

Tribute: The Works of Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton

You're probably more familiar with the works of author Michael Crichton, who died on Tuesday, than you think you are. In addition to earning a reputation as one of his generation's most successful science fiction thriller novelists, he also left behind a legacy of sharp action screenplays and at least one blockbuster TV show. Let's take a look of the highlights:

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Michael Crichton Dies at 66

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton, whose contributions to pop culture ranged from the human drama of ER and Disclosure to the sci-fi adventures Jurassic Park and the Andromeda Strain, has died after what his family called "a private battle with cancer." He was 66. read more

Surface: Burning Questions Answered!

Miles finally met Laura and Rich in Surface's finale.

Talk about making a splash: Surface, NBC's freshman sea-creature feature, signed off last Monday with a finale filled with lots of tidal waves and slithery beasties — if not satisfying answers about what exactly is going on. TVGuide.com had the pleasure of picking the brain of series cocreator Josh Pate by hitting him with some burning questions (including, yes, "Will Surface be back in the fall?") TVGuide.com: Was it always the plan to have all the principals finally unite in the first-season finale?Josh Pate: Yes. Yes it was. We always wanted to 'cross the streams.'" At first NBC gave us a full pickup, and then they gave us this weird 15 [episode] order, so where the finale fell was changed around, but we always wanted the characters read more

Surface: Burning Questions Answered!

Miles finally met Laura and Rich in Surface's finale.

Talk about making a splash: Surface, NBC's freshman sea-creature feature, signed off last Monday with a finale filled with lots of tidal waves and slithery beasties — if not satisfying answers about what exactly is going on. TVGuide.com had the pleasure of picking the brain of series cocreator Josh Pate by hitting him with some burning questions (including, yes, "Will Surface be back in the fall?") TVGuide.com: Was it always the plan to have all the principals finally unite in the first-season finale?Josh Pate: Yes. Yes it was. We always wanted to 'cross the streams.'" At first NBC gave us a full pickup, and then they gave us this weird 15 [episode] order, so where the finale fell was changed around, but we always wanted the characters read more

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