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HBO Releases Teaser Trailer For Upcoming Sci-Fi Series, ‘Westworld’


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HBO has released its first teaser trailer for its upcoming series, Westworld. The trailer was aired before the season two finale of True Detective on Monday (10th July). In typical HBO fashion, the series promises to be action packed, visually impressive and featuring a hugely talented cast.

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Read More: Anthony Hopkins Tops Insane Cast for HBO's Dystopian Theme Park Series, Westworld.

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Sir Anthony Hopkins Signs Up For Westworld Tv Series


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Sir Anthony Hopkins has become the latest movie star to sign up for a Tv series after joining the cast of a new project inspired by director Michael Crichton's cult 1973 movie Westworld.

Evan Rachel Wood will also star in the project, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub.

The original film starred Richard Benjamin, James Brolin and Yul Bryner, who portrayed creepy robot cowboy Gunslinger.

Len Wiseman To Direct The Mummy Reboot


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Len Wiseman is to direct 'The Mummy' reboot.

The filmmaker - who helmed this year's 'Total Recall' remake - revealed the Jon Spaihts-written film franchise, which will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, will feature a modern, ''scarier'' take on the titular villain compared to the latest three-part movie series starring Brendan Fraser.

Len told Deadline.com: ''When I first heard Universal was relaunching this, that is the image that popped into my head, the period tale, the old monster, but when Bob and Alex pitched it, there was a great new take and approach, and a very different mummy as well.

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James Cameron: Spielberg Beat Me To Jurassic Park By Few Hours


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James Cameron says Steve Spielberg beat him to securing the film rights for 'Jurassic Park' by ''a few hours''.

The 'Titanic' director was desperate to purchase the rights to Michael Crichton's novel, but after watching the Spielberg-helmed 1993 movie he realised he wouldn't have been the ''right person'' for the project because he would have included aliens in the film which ''wouldn't have been fair'' on kids.

He said: ''I tried to buy the book's rights and he beat me to it by a few hours.

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Michael Crichton's Final Novel Completed By Fan


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Author Michael Crichton's unfinished final novel has been completed by a fan.

Technical thriller Micro was incomplete when the Jurassic Park writer died in 2008, but the book has been finished by former veterinarian Richard Preston and is now set for release.

Preston, 57, is not new to the literary world - he penned 1994 bestseller The Hot Zone.

The two writers never met.

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Crowe Denies Westworld Rumours


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Russell Crowe has taken to his Twitter.com page to deny he's set to star in a remake of Michael Crichton's sci-fi thriller WESTWORLD.

The Gladiator actor was rumoured to have signed up to a new version of the 1973 film, which was author Crichton's first outing as a big screen director and starred Yul Brynner as a gunslinging android at a fantasy theme park.

But Crowe has shot down the reports, insisting there is no truth to the rumours.

He writes on his Twitter.com page, "WestWorld purely a rumour, I've never been contacted about it."

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Crichton's Art Collection Up For Sale


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Jurassic Park and ER creator Michael Crichton's art collection is to be put up for auction.

The prolific writer, who died in 2008, was a private collector of 20th century masters including Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

His stash of masterpieces is valued at $32 million (£20 million) and will go under the hammer at Christie's auction house in New York in May (10).

The highlight is expected to be a pop art piece, titled Flag, painted by Jasper Johns.

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Michael Jackson Makes Millions From Death


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Michael Jackson has earned $90 million since he died.

The late 'Thriller' singer - who passed away from acute Propofol intoxication on June 25 - came third in Forbes.com's annual Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list with the huge financial haul.

Michael was the highest ranking deceased singer, after bringing in the enormous sum from radio play, royalties from album sales, rights to his name and royalties from his stake in the Sony/ATV music catalogue.

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Crichton's Widow Files $7 Million Claim


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The widow of Jurassic Park and E.R. creator Michael Crichton is seeking an additional $7 million (£4.7 million) from the estate of the late filmmaker as part of the couple's prenuptial agreement.

The author lost his battle with cancer last November (08), aged 66.

Sherri Alexander, his wife of three-and-a-half years, was six months pregnant with their son at the time of his death.

According to court documents filed on Friday (02Oct09) in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the couple signed a prenuptial agreement on 22 April, 2005, which promised Alexander $1 million (£666,670) per year for nine years. She received a reported $2 million (£1.3 million) at the time of Crichton's death.

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Edwards Pays Tribute To Crichton


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E.R. star Anthony Edwards has paid tribute to the show's creator Michael Crichton, who lost his battle with cancer last week (05Nov08) at the age of 66.


Edwards starred in the hugely successful medical drama from the first episode in 1994 until his character Dr Mark Greene died in 2002.


He returns in flashback scenes during the show's final season - and is sorry Crichton couldn't live to see his creation come to an end.


Edwards says, "Michael Crichton was the original creator of E.R. He really based E.R. on his life as a young medical doctor. Michael was always really proud of the fact he had created something and passed it on. He was the starter of it all. He will be greatly missed."

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