Westworld: According to Variety, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines scribes Michael Ferris and John Brancato will write Westworld, the Warner Bros.-based remake that will be produced by Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger is said to have sparked to the work they did and wanted to work with them again.
WB, which will distribute Terminator 3 domestically for Intermedia, liked the scribes enough to bring them back for a third high profile project. The studio and Weintraub hope they can write fast enough to make Westworld the next starring vehicle for Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger was to have played the Yul Brynner role of the robotic gunfighter who turns the Old West vacation into a nightmare for a group of wannabe gunslinger tourists. Instead, he will play one of the vacation guests. The film was based on Michael Crichton's novel.