The newest totally unneeded “remake” is Total Recall, based very closely on the Phillip K. Dick short story, so it’s not technically a remake of the early 90’s flick staring Arnold Schwarzenegger, but it’s hard not to escape that feeling. Remaking films is all the rage these days, and while some of them improve on a movie held back by the technology of the day, some are just completely not needed and feel like a cash grab. In this case, does the new Total Recall hold up on its own, or should it have new memories implanted?
While I question the need for a Total Recall remake at all at this point, it’s nearly in the can and will be out on August 3rd. The major difference between this new film and the original is that there’s no Martian colony, but otherwise it sounds pretty similar.
The Total Recall remake, starring Colin Farrell is currently shooting in Toronto, and from the set, here are several photos of futuristic hovercars scurrying about on wires and on the backs of trucks. Hooray hovercars.
Filming is scheduled to start next week in Toronto on the remake of Total Recall, and we already know that Colin Farrell is playing the lead role of Douglas Quaid, but until yesterday, the two women in Quaid’s life— played in the original by Sharon Stone and Rachel Ticotin— had not been cast. Well, here it is: Kate Beckinsale will play Quaid’s wife and Biel will play the woman Quaid falls for in his alternate life.
So I guess Hollywood seems dead set on doing a remake of Total Recall and right now, the rumors are pointing to Colin Farrell to play the lead role of Douglas Quaid, played originally by AAAAHNOLD. I’m trying, but I can’t really see it. Maybe? If I squint?
The internet’s been hearing about rumors of a Total Recall remake for about a year, and until now I was hoping it was all a bad joke. The world needs a Total Recall remake like it needs a remake of Ferris Bueller or Back to the Future… or Karate Kid. It doesn’t. Leave it alone. But regardless, Sony greenlit the project and hired Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) to the project.