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