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Your first look at a Yul Brynner-free Westworld

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When Westworld hit theaters in 1973, it was Michael Crichton's (Jurassic Park) directorial debut and quickly became a science-fiction smash hit.

Last night, HBO viewers caught their first glimpse of the network's television series remake of the classic movie, now absent both Crichton and Yul Brynner's famously evil gunslinger.

From the brief clip, it appears the series will explore the digital divide that separates artificial consciousness from humanity. Executive produced by J.J. Abrams, the show is set to launch on HBO in 2016. The series is being created by Jonathan Nolan, the brother and writing partner of Interstellar director Christopher Nolan.

Nolan and Abrams also work together on the TV show Person of Interest, which increasingly toys with the idea of artificial intelligence.