Bill Nighy and Jessica Biel Have Also Joined the 'Total Recall' Remake
The last bit of major casting we heard for the remake of Arnold Schwarzenegger's sci-fi action flick Total Recall had Kate Beckinsale pegged as one of the female leads set to collaborate again with her husband and Underworld director Len Wiseman. Now Collider has confirmed that Beckinsale has officially joined the cast, and that Jessica Biel has taken the other major female role in the remake. Beckinsale will play Lori, the wife of Farrell's protagonist character while Biel will play Melina, another character who might know him better than Lori. In addition, Heat Vision has learned Bill Nighy (Love Actually) has also signed on.
Nighy will play Quatto, the leader of the resistance in the story that ditches the original Mars setting of the story for two nation states called Euroamerica and New Shanghai where Farrell, a factory worker, comes to believe he's a spy, but he doesn't know for which side. In the original, Nighy's character was called Kuato, and ended up being a vessel being controlled by a small mutant inside of his body. I'm not sure if this film will be as exciting without the science fiction elements from the original, but perhaps some will still be there if it takes place in a distant future. We'll have to wait and see. Thoughts?