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HBO orders 'Westworld' series
HBO orders 'Westworld' series

There are no sure things in television, but HBO's latest series, "Westworld," has stacked the deck in its favor with top-drawer talent. The cable channel announced Monday that it was taking the remake of writer-director Michael Crichton's 1973 science-fiction thriller to series. Set in a futuristic amusement park -- the type of locale Crichton mined again in "Jurassic Park" -- the film featured a robotic Wild West gunman, played by Yul Brynner, whose programming goes wonky, causing him to attack the guests. Jonathan Nolan, who co-wrote "Interstellar" with his brother, Christopher, and created the CBS thriller "Person of Interest,"...

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