The Wild West of Writing
‘Westworld’ is a television enigma for the modern era, or whenever the show takes place in the 21st-century future.
Aside from Reddit users who routinely dissect each episode with a scalpel, sometimes to the playful annoyance of Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are the head writers, co-creators, and husband and wife duo of the critically-acclaimed HBO-adapted series. There was a moment at Comic-Con between the first and second season of ‘Westworld’ when a fan at a large panel asked Mr. Nolan about “Samurai World,” and the famed screenwriter dryly replied with his eyes staring downward, “Do you want there to be a Samurai World?”
It was all in good fun, of course, as he enjoys the constant conversations Reddit users engage in concerning ‘Westworld.’
Mr. Nolan recently gave insight into his digital relationship with Reddit users, as well venturing into the risky contortion act in moviemaking known as high-level casting from a writer’s perspective with a familial connection.
FYI – There are a couple f-bombs dropped in the following Hollywood Reporter interview
Jonah Nolan is no joke yet he is a joker in the way fans want him to be as a writer and storyteller.
Posted on July 19, 2018, in Uncategorized and tagged HBO, interview, Jonathan Nolan, roundtable, science fiction, storytelling, The Hollywood Reporter, Westworld, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.