Westworld: A transcription of the latest issue of The Economist over at Ain't It Cool claims that the highly anticipated Westworld project may now be in the hands of Sylvester Stallone instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger as originally planned.

It says that "..even plans for a remake of Michael Crichton's Westworld, which would have starred Schwarzenegger in the role of an outlaw cyborg programmed to be killed by rich gunslinging vacationers in a futuristic fantasy amusement park, have to be retooled. According to a studio insider, the project may now have fallen on fellow action star Sylvester Stallone's lap. In a recent interview Schwarzenegger sounded enthusiastic about doing the film. "I am very excited to be working on Westworld. I loved the original film when I saw it in 1973 and have wanted to remake it for several years. After following the project for some time, I am really thrilled it has finally come together at Warner Bros." Ironically, the 'thrill' might now lie with Schwarzenegger's main competition at the box office in his hey-day. Might Schwarzenegger have indirectly saved Sly's career?"

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