John Cho Also Joins the Cast of Len Wiseman's 'Total Recall' Remake

May 26, 2011
Source: EW

John Cho

We just recently got confirmation that Kate Beckinsale would again be working with her husband, Underworld director Len Wiseman for his remake of the 1990 sci-fi action hit Total Recall. In addition Jessica Biel and Bill Nighy had also joined the cast in two pivotal roles in the story. Now an actor who made waves in another sci-fi tentpole has signed on for the remake as EW reports Star Trek star John Cho will play McClane, the smooth-talking rep for the mind-messing company that tempts Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) to implant fantastic memories into his brain but ends up inadvertently making him think he's a spy.

It's crazy to think that an actor like Cho, who made a career out of taking roles in raunchy comedies like Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and a bit part as one of the MILF guys in the American Pie franchise, has now turned his career to an area that allows him to do films like Star Trek and now Total Recall. And it's not bad to be in the company of a cast that also includes Bryan Cranston as the film's villain. With this cast, I'm interested in seeing what Wiseman can do with a remake, even if Mars is no longer part of the equation. How about you?

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


Great casting.

Maribeldeschain on May 27, 2011


Hmm...I have a bad feeling about this one...

Will on May 27, 2011


I hate the idea of a Total Recall remake but the cast is great so far!

Lagoya on May 27, 2011


I hate the idea of a Total Recall remake but the cast is great so far!

Lagoya on May 27, 2011


Me too, but Cranston seriously the guy maybe the most underrated actor of our time. I will see anything with his name on it.

Cody W. on May 27, 2011


I prefer Aaron Yoo.

Davide Coppola on May 27, 2011


Len Wiseman you make me fucking sick!!!

Hercules Chianti Mesham on May 27, 2011


Can they maybe hire this guy to be Kaneda in Akira? Eh? Eh?

Phontsolo on May 27, 2011


see you at the party Richtor!

lando on May 27, 2011


Don't you mean "zee you at the paahty rictah" ?

Neuromancer on May 27, 2011


C'mon, don't bullshit me.

casting couch on May 28, 2011

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