First Official Look: Colin Farrell in Len Wiseman's 'Total Recall' Reboot

July 14, 2011
Source: The Film Stage

Colin Farrell in Total Recall

Meet the new Doug Quaid. Below is our very first official look at Colin Farrell starring in the upcoming remake/reboot of Total Recall. The photo comes from our friends at The Film Stage scanned from the latest Entertainment Weekly. Unlike those recent set photos that hit the web, this is worth looking at as our first look, as we get a bit of a sense of the world and the feel to Len Wiseman's new take on this sci-fi, based on the Philip K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale". Farrell says the tone of this film is "much less jokey" than Paul Verhoeven's 1990 film. I hope so. Check out this first look photo below.

We suggest you don't look at any set photos, but stay tuned as I'm sure we'll be seeing more from this soon!

Total Recall First Look Photo

This new Total Recall, being directed by Len Wiseman from a script by James Vanderbilt, Kurt Wimmer & Mark Bomback, is apparently much more of a copy of Philip K. Dick's story, which is more closely related to Blade Runner. "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 plays Vilos Cohaagen, "the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai." I'm hesitant about this, but I'm still hoping for the best, as I love good sci-fi. Columbia already has this scheduled for August 3rd, 2012 next summer.

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    • Anonymous
      • howse the pale ale says
        richter ha ha yeah see yah.
        • Ah yes, thanks. Arnold's cadence always confuses me hahaha
  • Toonfed
    Oh no he is sorrounded by gotcha players from mars
  • He's all over the remakes.  He's a handsome fella.
    • Dick
      Seems more like an adaptation than a remake
  • Dan3659
    Is it me or is Colin Farrell wearing the same costume from Fright Night?
  • Xerxexx
    not bad.
  • Perfectoon_0901
    His name is not Quaid!
  • Meow
    Get your ass to Mars, not the theater to see this crapfest.
  • im not much into remakes, but i do Colin Farrell
  • Lamar
    Love Colin Farrell (no homo). I got a feeling this remake will be okay.
  • Cody W.
    This is badass, imagine Cranston as Cohagen. This gonna be sweeeeet.
  • JJ
    3 tits?!!
    • Manuel
      I'm hoping to see 5 tits in glorious 3D!
  • Quaid's Drill
    Less jokey? All I can say is - f*ck you Farrell! The original might've shared jokes but it was more or less pretty serious and a fantastic adaptation. Like Blade Runner before it, it gave the audience something new whilst staying true to the spirit of the source material. This remake, again, is unnecessary. Hopefully it will flop.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
    3 tits or gtfo
  • Joker
    A reliable gay from columbia inside told that 3tits Bitch rule is played by kate beckinsale.remember you heard this for first time before firstshowing any any bebsite!
  • Jack
    oh yes! shitting on classic movies,pace by pace by unknown and weak directors...yesterday "total recall",today "the thing" and another day maybe casablanca...shame on companies they do that for goddamn money.... 
  • Jman571
    DIE BENNNYYY!!! Oh man, they're really going to have to pull this one off if they hope to surpass the original. Cool thing is they're filming this near my house in Toronto, Canada.
  • casting couch
    Verhoeven's 1990 movie certainly had some humor, but I wouldn't call it "jokey". It was and is still a terrific hardcore action sci-fi movie. This Farrell movie will be a poor vision of the material (unless you think Len Wiseman is a gift to cinema) and you'll be reaching for the Total Recall Blu-ray in no time. "All right, let's say you're telling the truth and this is all a dream. I could pull this trigger and it won't matter."
  • Ron Torque
    I hate Farrell, might check it out.
  • ED
    WOW! tree tits Bitch rule is played by kate beckinsale??? great news!
  • Jblevins90
    i bet all of you haters who watch this will probably enjoy this... If you think about it, this is one of the greatest choices for a movie remake. its simple and action packed with a fun story. WHY DOES EVERYBODY HAVE TO BE A CRITIC??? its as if 80% of the population jumped on a "haters bandwagon". not everything sucks you know




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