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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Nick Sears on Jul 14, 2011



Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011


richter ha ha yeah see yah.

howse the pale ale says on Jul 16, 2011


Ah yes, thanks. Arnold's cadence always confuses me hahaha

Nick Sears on Aug 1, 2011


Oh no he is sorrounded by gotcha players from mars

Toonfed on Jul 14, 2011


He's all over the remakes.  He's a handsome fella.

Brian Ricci Movie Review on Jul 14, 2011


Seems more like an adaptation than a remake

Dick on Jul 15, 2011


Is it me or is Colin Farrell wearing the same costume from Fright Night?

Dan3659 on Jul 14, 2011


not bad.

Xerxexx on Jul 14, 2011


His name is not Quaid!

Perfectoon_0901 on Jul 14, 2011


Get your ass to Mars, not the theater to see this crapfest.

Meow on Jul 14, 2011


im not much into remakes, but i do Colin Farrell

Said Samayoa on Jul 14, 2011


Love Colin Farrell (no homo). I got a feeling this remake will be okay.

Lamar on Jul 14, 2011


This is badass, imagine Cranston as Cohagen. This gonna be sweeeeet.

Cody W. on Jul 15, 2011


3 tits?!!

JJ on Jul 15, 2011


I'm hoping to see 5 tits in glorious 3D!

Manuel on Jul 15, 2011


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.

Quaid's Drill on Jul 15, 2011



Anonymous on Jul 15, 2011


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Joker on Jul 15, 2011


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.... 

Jack on Jul 15, 2011


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.

Jman571 on Jul 16, 2011


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."

casting couch on Jul 16, 2011


I hate Farrell, might check it out.

Ron Torque on Jul 16, 2011


WOW! tree tits Bitch rule is played by kate beckinsale??? great news!

ED on Jul 17, 2011


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

Jblevins90 on Sep 21, 2011

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