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No more teasers for Total Recall, we’ve got a full trailer from Columbia Pictures for director Len Wiseman’s Total Recall reboot. The movie hits theater screens on August 3rd, starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy.

 

Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (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 (Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

‘Total Recall’ Trailer Teaser Totally Teases

Here’s another one of those damn trailer teasers. This time next year we’ll probably be getting still movie images released once a day that when put together and flipped . . . show us the trailer. Anything those marketing geniuses can do to keep the news cycle lukewarm about a film it seems.

The full trailer will be revealed this Sunday – here’s the details according to Columbia Pictures:

Moviegoers will begin their Recall experience on Sunday, April 1, as Columbia Pictures debuts the trailer for the highly anticipated action thriller Total Recall during the NBA game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat broadcast nationally on ABC, it was announced today by Marc Weinstock, president of Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures. Total Recall will be released in theaters nationwide on August 3, 2012.

The world premiere of the Total Recall trailer will air during the first half of the game and will be promoted with tune-ins in the week leading up to the game.

Following the trailer’s premiere on ABC, a special extended trailer will debut online at www.apple.com/trailers.

The trailer will also launch simultaneously in over 30 countries on broadcast and online outlets.

Commenting on the announcement, Weinstock said, “We’re thrilled to be working with the NBA and ABC to give millions of fans all across the country this exciting first look at the trailer.”

Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. 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) whom 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) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. The film is directed by Len Wiseman. The screenplay is by Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback and the screen story is by Ronald Shusett & Dan O’Bannon and Jon Povill. The producers are Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe.

New Taiwanese ‘Total Recall’ Footage

 

There hasn’t been much news lately from the Total Recall production. Len Wiseman and Columbia Pictures have been keeping pretty much to themselves any goodies from their Total Recall remake.

We’ve only seen a few set stills from the movie which opens August 3, 2012. A Taiwanese 30-second promo for the film has hit the net. the Movie stars Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale, check out the Kate pics below.

Synopsis, which might be a spoiler if you never saw the first film:

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 between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

All this secrecy might not be a bad idea, we already know the plot and story. Maybe keeping everything else under cover will get people thinking that the synopsis given is just a smoke screen. They can’t leave out those iconic images that made Total Recall a hit.

. . .Three boobs . . .

Even though Underworld: Awakening isn’t out in theaters until this weekend, Kate Beckinsale is already talking about the possibility of another Underworld flick.

In a recent interview with Collider, Beckinsale tells us why she should never become a psychic:

I’m the worst person to ask about this. I always said there was not going to be a fourth one, so you can’t trust what I say at all,” she said. “Playing the same character over and over again does seem a bit odd, but I am very fond of the character and other people are pretty fond of her, too. So, who knows?

To be honest, I hope they leave the franchise where it is because enough is enough.  It’s getting old and overdone now and it’s time to just move the fuck on.

Source: Geek Tyrant

Sony Releases Synopsis for Total Recall Reboot

Sony Pictures has released the synopsis for director Len Wiseman’s reboot of Total Recall, which hits theaters on August 3. Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback adapted the action thriller starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy. Now what I want to know is why bother? Is there anyone who doesn’t know what is going to happen in this movie? Let’s do a checklist:

Hot wife fight?     Check!

Three Boobed Woman?     BETTER BE!

Mind Trip /  Mind Wipe?     Check!

My biggest fear about this is that Wiseman might try to slip in some big Gotcha moment at the end to make it all a dream.

The synopsis is as follows:

“Total Recall” is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. 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 between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

We’re waiting along with the rest of you for the first trailer. What are your thoughts on the reboot?

First Trailer for ‘Underworld: Awakening’

It’ll be exactly six years to the day since the first Underworld movie, but on January 20th, 2012 Selene and those lovely butt huggers are back.

Sony’s Screen Gems has released the new trailer for Underworld Awakening, directed by team Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. The sequel returns Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two Underworld films, to her lead role as the vampire warrior Selene, who escapes 12 years of imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have not only discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, but have started conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Sparkling vampires this definitely is not, but shirtless werewolves are still there ladies.

Underworld: Awakening stars Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley and Charles Dance.

Via: Coming Soon

SDCC 2011: Total Recall Panel

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.

Via: Geek Tyrant

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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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

Via: /Film

We learned today Kate Beckinsale has been offered the role of Lori in Len Wiseman‘s Total Recall. If she accepts she’ll play wife to Colin Farrell‘s lead, Quaid. I find it highly unlikely she’ll be turning down the role since her relationship with Wiseman is very, very chummy. The two were married back in 2004 and have worked together on multiple occasions, most notably the Underworld series. At the moment Beckinsale is filming the fourth film in the series, Underworld 4: A New Dawn, which Wiseman is producing.

This version of Total Recall will supposedly be a closer adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale rather than the 1990 movie version. Already announced in the cast in Colin Farrell as Quaid and Bryan Cranston as the villain, Vilo Cohaagen.

Would you like to see Kate Beckinsale in the role? Public opinion might not mean much to Wiseman since he’ll probably be casting his wife no matter what, but what do you guys think?

As a refresher, /Film posted an image of Sharon Stone as Lori in the ’90 Total Recall,

I think we can unanimously agree we’d like to see Beckinsale rockin’ this itty, bitty tube top.

source: /Film