It must be a special night when we post not one but two panels with Colin Farrell. Colin was a busy man appearing in the both the Fright Night and, in this case, the panel for the Total Recall remake.
Alongside fellow stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and director Len Wiseman they spoke all about the movie. Sadly, the footage for the film isn’t shown here, but you get to see some footage of those bringing the film to life with some very creative people.
Another special shoutout to Trailer Addict for recording all this footage.
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, here’s our first officially look at First Look at Colin Farrell in ‘Total Recall’ Rebootfrom the upcoming Total Recall reboot.
In his interview with Entertainment Weekly, Colin admitted that this film “will be much less jokey” and thank God for that. Repeating the same lines as Arnold Schwarzenegger from the original would be weird and Colin agrees, saying that he wouldn’t feel comfortable delivering “Consider dat a divorce!” again. From what’s been gathered “the new story involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn’t know for which side.” Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) plays Vilos Cohaagen, “the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai.” Not Quite Mars, but it still looks promising.
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So think 300 but bloodier (if that’s even possible) and you’ve the latest film adaptation of Conan the Barbarian. Being brought to us by Marcus Nispel best known for his 2003 remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (yes, the one with Jessica Biel and YES she looks super hot) Conan is full of one liners and lots of action. And although I was a fan of TCM I’m not too sure about this blood obsessed Conan. At least lead Jason Momoa is looking pretty damn hot; So if you can stomach all the gore, at least there’s something for the ladies! Conan also stars Rachel Nichols,Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard, Steve O’Donnell, Raad Rawi Fassir, Nonso Anozie, Bob Sapp and Milton Welsh. Check out the trailer here!
We haven’t reported much on Len Wiseman‘s Total Recall remake, because (a) we don’t care for remakes and (B) we don’t can’t care for Len Wiseman. His Underworld movies are all flash and no substance (sorry Wiseman fans). If Total Recall was one of those rare instances where a reboot could be warranted (It’s NOT), he’s certainly not someone that has the talent or sense to improve upon the original.
Not to digress further, but in addition to Wiseman, what really put us in a foul mood was the butchery of the script. This version of Total Recall, has nothing to do with Mars. Douglas Quaid is a factory worker in a place called New Shanghai who believes he might have an alternative life as a spy. Vilos Cohaagen, the leader of a rival state named Euromerica secretly plans to invade New Shanghai. *slams head against desk* Fuuuuuuuuuuuu!
So we’re biased, but we know there are some fans out there that are looking upon this reboot with cautious optimism. Plus there’s a bunch of Underworld fans that are just drooling with anticipation. So, for you peeps that actually give a shit, we got some news.
I think you’ve all heard by now that Colin Farrell will be Douglas Quaid (previously played by Arnold Schwarzeneggar) and Bryan Cranston will be the villain Vilos Cohaagen, but who will replace the roles famously played by Sharon Stone and Rachel Ticotin?
Previous rumors had suggested that Wiseman’s wife, Kate Beckinsale would will be playing Quaid’s “normal” wife (previously played by Sharon Stone). Turns out those rumors are true. Guess, having the director as your husband has it’s advantages. As for Jessica Biel, that leaves her to play Melina (previously played by Rachel Ticotin), the girl Quaid meets in his spy life. *rolls eyes* Way to whitewash that role. Collider exclusively confirmed the news of these two leading ladies.
Oh, in addition. We also have word from The Hollywood Reporter that Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean sequels) has been cast as Quatto, leader of the resistance.”Start the reactor Quaid”…. yea, that guy.
Not that our opinions matters, but I will say that there are some right choices and wrong choices in the casting. I could give two shits about Colin Farrell, he’s nothing but a hipster underwear model who occasionally has moments of brilliance. Arnold owned the role of Quaid, and Farrell will undoubtedly fail in comparison. Cranston and Nighy on the other hand? Smartest choices Wisemen ever made. I mean goddamn, I’ll see this movie just to see Cranston play a villain. Now, Beckinsale and Biel? Eh, I think the roles could have gone to stronger actresses (and ethnic in Biel’s case), but they’ll make my penis happy and that’s all that really matters.
Blarg. I’m sorry, I just know that this remake is gonna look and feel like every other Wiseman film. It’s gonna ruin my fond memory of the original. Fuck you Hollywood!
Total Recall is slated for release sometime in 2012