Following on from Total Recall’s teaser-teaser (-teaser?) trailer last week, the official trailer has now been released online.
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In a summer of Avengers, Dark Knight, Spider-Man et al, it was always gonna be hard for a Total Recall remake starring Colin Farrell and directed by “Less” Wiseman to make itself heard. Still, if little has been seen or heard from TR to date, that all seems to be changing now, as Sony Pictures has just unveiled a motion poster and a teaser trailer teaser.
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Bryan Cranston is set to play the villain in Len Wiseman’s upcoming remake of Total Recall. The actor is best known for his work in television, playing Malcolm’s dad Hal in ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ and the drug dealing Chemistry teacher Walter White in ‘Breaking Bad’. Cranston will face off against Colin Farrell, who is set to play the lead. Whereas the 1990 ‘Total Recall’ stuck quite closely to the Philip K Dick Source material, ‘We Can Remember It for You Wholesale’, the new film will be quite different. 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. Cranston will play Vilos Cohaagen, the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai.
The original ‘Total Recall’ is somewhat of a cult classic- or at least it was before it was shown to death by ITV2. Containing memorable moments such as the woman with three breasts and the inflating head scene at the end, it’s certainly one of Arnie’s better films. That film was directed by the great Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven. This new one is being directed by Len Wiseman, a by the numbers Hollywood director, so there’s little hope that it will be anything more than quite entertaining. But hey, sometimes that’s enough, right?