Total Recall remake will shoot in March 2011

Len Wiseman directing

Total Recall

Total Recall will be officially mashed through the remake machine when shooting on the re-do begins in March 2011.

Len Wiseman of the first two Underworld movies is in the director’s dock, and he’s reportedly sent out offers to a high profile leading man.

No, not Arnold Schwarzenegger, but… Colin Farrell. Talk about a 180. Still, Farrell does have a charisma button that he occasionally flips, meaning he could make for an interesting (and leaner) reimagining of Quaid.

Should the new film stick to the same premise as the 1990 original, that is. A loose adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, the original Recall grabbed $119m in box office kerchings and was made on a budget of $50m.

Which looks positively restrained in comparison to the remake, which is to be shot in Toronto on a budget of $200m. Expect it in cinemas by 2012.

Adventureland's Margarita Levieva for the role of Melina, anyone?

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    • kaysad

      Dec 29th 2010, 18:33

      Best bit of total recall - at the end when they are 'adversely' affected by the Mars atmos lol

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    • annunziato

      Dec 29th 2010, 21:31

      Len Wiseman gets alot of unfair stick but I enjoyed his directing style on Underworld and Die Hard 4.0 which was great fun and action scenes well executed. Colin Farrell was excellent in Minority Report and In Bruges but with a budget of $200m this has to be seen as a brave decision. It does not concern me as I think he will do a great job. It is hard to think of many A listers for action or sci- fi films that guarantee bums on seats currently, outside of Will Smith as even the likes of Brad Pitt need a good story for the public to go spend the money. I think that this is due to too many dud films for the A listers and thereby a lack of faith in the public that they no longer think they are guaranteed a good film if whomever is in it...apart from Will Smith. So, on that basis, Colin Farrell is not really a gamble as who would guarantee bums on seats these days? Clearly they are banking on the name 'Total Recall' to pull in the punters but $200m!! big gamble so they are going to need a spectacular film to match the budget and absolutely just as important, an out of this world trailer. I hope they succeed and no..as much as I loved Total Recall, I would not want to see a rehash of the very same film.

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    • Chevelle

      Dec 30th 2010, 1:45

      How about John Cena for the lead? haha

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    • Chevelle

      Dec 30th 2010, 1:45

      How about John Cena for the lead? haha

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