Props to “Total Recall” reboot director Len Wiseman for casting his wife Kate Beckinsale in the sexy, dangerous bitch role originally played by Sharon Stone in the movie. If Beckinsale asked for the role, then she is way hotter than I thought, and I thought she was pretty damn hot to begin with. If she didn’t, then dinner conversation must be a tad awkward. Either way, check out the new, full trailer for the reboot. It probably looks too much like original movie in terms of key scenes for my liking, but the rest looks okay. As for Jessica Biel? Give me Rachel Ticotin any day. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might… Continue Reading »
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Yah, a 30-second preview of the teaser trailer for Len Wiseman’s “Total Reboot”. Get used to it. I have. On the plus side, it’s a pretty cool looking teaser. Can’t wait to see the whole shebang this weekend. Look for it on Sunday. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line… Continue Reading »
Take a gander at your first official looks at two upcoming sci-fi films: Andrew Niccol’s “In Time” (previously “Now”, among other titles), and Colin Farrell in Len Wiseman’s remake of “Total Recall”, both courtesy of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried on the run in Niccol’s “In Time”: Colin Farrell looking like he’d rather be somewhere else in “Total Recall”:
Len Wiseman’s “Total Recall” reboot has added thespian Will Yun Lee to his cast of futuristic freedom fighters. Variety has Lee, last seen in “Elektra” and “Die Another Day” (among others), playing Marek, a close friend and co-worker of Colin Farrell’s protagonist. As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he’s a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on. Farrell, as you probably already know, replaces Arnold Schwarzenegger in the remake, based on the story by Philip K. Dick. Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel co-stars, with Bryan Cranston playing the baddie.
And you can forget about Bill Nighy showing up as a some mutation stuck to some dude’s belly, cause this version of “Total Recall” is ditching the Mars plot compeltely. THR reports that Nighy, who previously worked with “Total Recall” director Len Wiseman on the “Underworld” movies, has signed on to play Quatto (previously Kuato in the 1990 original), the the leader of the resistance. The film’s plot has also come more into focus: The movie ditches the Martian storyline from the original pic and instead involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai. Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy — although he doesn’t know for which side. Also, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel have officially joined the cast, though no word yet what characters they’ll be playing. Other castmembers include Bryan Cranston as the film’s heavy, with Ethan Hawke doing a (no longer surprising) cameo. Added: You can… Continue Reading »
So much for Jessica Biel being offered one of the female leads in Len Wiseman’s “Total Recall” remake for Sony Pictures. Deadline now says Kate Beckinsale has been offered the role of Lori in the reboot. If she accepts the gig, she would be reuniting with her “Underworld” director Len Wiseman, who happens to also be her husband. The site also adds that Eva Mendes and Rosario Dawson are circling the role of Melina, originally played by Rachel Ticotin in the 1990 Paul Verhoeven-directed original. Wiseman is directing the reboot, which is set to star Colin Farrell as an Everyman who discovers that he’s not quite so ordinary after all.
Colin Farrell is already scheduled to get his ass to mars in Sony’s “Total Recall” reboot, and now it looks like Jessica Biel may be heading there, too. Or possibly staying right on Earth. Variety has Biel, last seen in “The A-Team”, currently circling one of two female roles in the reboot. Obviously they’re talking about either Lori, our hero’s undercover wife originally played by Sharon Stone, or Melina, the Mars resistance babe, originally played by Rachel Ticotin. Len Wiseman is scheduled to direct, with Farrell in the Arnold Schwarzenegger role of an Everyman who discovers that he might not be so “everyman” after all.
AMC’s “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston is “in negotiations” to co-star as the heavy in the upcoming Colin Farrell remake of “Total Recall”. If the remake (being penned by Kurt Wimmer of “Equilibrium” fame) follows in the path of the original, Cranston would play Vilos Cohaagen, originally played by Ronny Cox. Of course, they’ll probably change it up, with new character names and situations, so don’t count on Vilos showing up in the remake. Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, “Total Recall” was originally directed by Paul Verhoeven and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. Farrell will front the remake, with Len Wiseman (“Underworld”) directing for Columbia Pictures.
Two huge bit of sci-fi movie news for ya today, both involving remakes of sci-fi classics. The first one has Sam Raimi landing the rights to yet another remake of John Wyndham’s “The Day of the Triffids”. Deadline has that news: The film will be produced by Ghost House, the partnership between Mandate, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. The deal is seven-figures and I’ve heard it’s the most that Mandate has paid for a project package. Raimi wants to direct it; the original was one of his favorite films as a boy. Raimi and Tapert will board the producer roster, joining Michael Preger, Angry Films’ Don Murphy and Susan Montford, and Mark Gordon, who previously worked with Raimi on A Simple Plan. Apparently Raimi and company won the rights to the remake over Warner Bros., who was trying to package their remake with David Yates (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) as director. We’ll see where this one goes. Meanwhile,… Continue Reading »
We’ve been hearing about a “Total Recall” remake for a while now, but it looks like Columbia Pictures has finally pulled the trigger with the announcement that “Underworld” director Len Wiseman is in final negotiations to helm the remake for them. Like the 1990 original starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, along with the awesome Michael Ironside, the redo will be based on the original story by sci-fi author Philip K. Dick called “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”, which in the 1990 movie followed a construction worker who isn’t sure if his memories of being a spy from Mars is part of a memory implant or the real thing. Kurt Wimmer, who wrote and directed the fantastic “Equilibrium” (but also did the truly awful “Ultraviolet”), will script the remake for Columbia.
Kurt Wimmer is no stranger to sci-fi, but unfortunately he can be real hit-and-miss. His 2002 movie “Equilibrium” (starring a then relatively unknown Christian Bale) oozed coolness out of every celluloid pore, but 2006′s “Ultraviolet” with Milla Jovovich was so indulgent as to be unwatchable. Fortunately for Wimmer, the heavy miss of “Ultraviolet” (which he wrote and directed) hasn’t stopped Columbia Pictures from tapping him to pen the remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 sci-fi actioner “Total Recall”. The Hollywood Reporter says that Columbia has given Wimmer the go-ahead to write the remake, which is being called a “contemporized adaptation”, whatever that means. The original starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, and was based on a Philip K. Dick story called “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”. In it, the Governator played a construction worker who becomes convinced he’s actually a secret agent from Mars, and once he recovers his memories thanks to a trip to a place that implants fake memories, finds… Continue Reading »
True to its name, 1984′s “The NeverEnding Story” didn’t end after the first Hollywood movie. It spawned two sequels and a TV show, but as far as I can tell, the story didn’t really make that much of an impact on the American consciousness. As a result, I’m sure most people just remember that the story was about a dopey kid and a big flying dog or something. If you’re clueless like me, THR was nice enough to go over the plot once again: Born out of a German-language novel by Michael Ende, the film centers on a boy named Bastian Balthazar Bux who discovers a parallel world in a book titled “The NeverEnding Story.” As the boy, a loner, delves deeper into the book, he increasingly finds his life intertwined with the plot of the novel, in which a hero in the land of Fantasia must save the universe on behalf of an empress. The reboot is apparently going… Continue Reading »
Total Recall, based on a story by Philip K. Dick called “We can remember it for you wholesale”, may be in for a remake, or as the kids like to say these days, a reboot, according to the Hollywood Reporter. I thought the original was a bit cheesy. Cheesy works in SciFi sometimes though as well we know. The original had a chick with three breasts as I recall. That’s quality work. Via SciFiWire.