Another television spot for Len Wiseman’sTotal Recall remake has hit the Internet and you can watch it below. For those of you that have no idea what Total Recall is . . . don’t worry, we’re not gonna make too much fun of ya. Check out the synopsis below to bring yourself up to speed.
“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.”
Total Recall is set for release on August 3rd and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy, and is based on Phillip K. Dick’s“We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.”
After the jump, we’ve got the first TV spot for Len Wiseman‘s Total Recall reboot. While it doesn’t have any new footage it still makes this movie look a lot better than I expected it would be. Yes, still holding out for a tri-boobed hooker, but even if that doesn’t make it into this new non-Mars based version of Philip K. Dick‘s “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” it still looks like it might be a fun little flick. It Stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and opens on August 3rd. (more…)
The latest international trailer for Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake has hit the ‘net and boy howdy, does it look like the last one. Sure there is a small sprinkling of new footage if you really want to scour it frame by frame, but it still left me with an empty feeling.
Don’t get me wrong, I will fully admit this version of the classic Philip K. Dick short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale looks like a great sci-fi movie, it still depresses me a little inside. No, this is not some old nerd pining for the original… ok, maybe it is a little.
Is a 3 boobed hooker just to much to ask for these days?
In a rare move, director Len Wiseman got together with MTV and recorded a director’s commentary on the trailer. Yes, you read that right. He did a commentary of the trailer. It actually helps to provide some neat insight into the process. I suppose this means we can expect a director’s commentary when the DVD comes out.
Check out the trailer with his commentary below. The film is out in theaters on August 3, 2012 and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy.
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?
What do you remember from the original 1990 Total Recall? Schwarzennegger ripping out a tracking device through his nose with a futuristic mechanical dildo contraption, some goatsie tummy lookin’ alien named Kuato shouting “start the reactor Quaid” *garggle* and above all else… a three boobed hooker, right? Shiiiiiiiiit, everyone remembers tri-boob. I mean for gods sake, if you saw a chick with three tits are you not gonna remember it? It’s the ideal male fantasy. Two hands, face. Side note: It’s actually been a life long fantasy of mine to meet a real life girl with a 3 gerber server deformity. The closet I came was a stripper in Canada with a third nipple, which very well could have been unfortunate placed pepperoni. I’m not sure.
Will the upcoming Total Recall remake by Les Wiseman have a chick with three breasts? Short answer. YES!
Frosty from Collider spent 22 minutes chatting Wiseman at this years San Diego Comic Con. Around the 5:37 mark he gets into the Total Recall stuff, after he discusses his hot wife in Underworld, and he tip toes around tri-tits:
Frosty: “Are there any Easter eggs for the original movie as a nod?”
Len Wiseman: “For sure. And what I did was, after I read the script, I wrote a list out of the things I remembered from Total Recall when I was 15, before I went and watched Total Recall again to see what actually stuck with me.”
Dude, mofo is obviously referring to a three-breasted woman. Again, who doesn’t remember a something like that? Unless maybe he’s gay. He isn’t. He’s constantly reminding how he repeatedly sticks his penis in Kate Beckinsale’s cooter. Asshole (that too).But there’s a problem with this great news – Wiseman’s Recall is PG-13. What the hell kind of triple boobage are we going to see in a PG-13 joint?
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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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
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.