Colin Farrell Captured on the Set of the Total Recall Remake, Plus Flying Cars!
Posted 08.16.11 by BrentJS
Added to the long list of big studio productions that have recently had their sets invaded by the intrusive camera lenses of amateur photographers and paparazzi — Breaking Dawn: Part 1, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight and The Avengers, among others — is director Len Wiseman's (Live Free or Die Hard) Total Recall remake. While Columbia Pictures beat the "spies" to the punch by releasing the first publicity still of Colin Farrell as Doug Quaid, the brain-wiped double agent played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in director Paul Verhoeven's 1990 movie, a shot of Farrell on the set of the movie recently turned up online in a batch of "spy pics" that also include several shots of the futuristic flying Federal Police cars that will presumably be pursuing Quaid once his memories of his life as a spy return to him.
Both Verhoeven's movie and Wiseman's Total Recall are based on the short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by the late great author Philip K. Dick, whose works have inspired such movies as Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report and The Adjustment Bureau. However, whereas Verhoeven's movie digressed from the source material by taking the action off-world, to Mars, in pursuit of alien artifacts, Wiseman's version will be more faithful to Dick's original story by remaining on Earth. The action erupts when Quaid (Farrell) decides to take a little vacation from his life courtesy of Rekall, a company that specializes in fulfilling fantasies by implanting false memories. However, when Quaid attempts to undergo his own "mind-trip," something goes horribly wrong and he becomes a hunted man. As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Quaid embarks on a quest to discover his true identity.
Total Recall was written by Mark Bomback, James Vanderbilt and Kurt Wimmer. The cast includes Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston and Bill Nighy.
Next Showing: Total Recall
is slated to open Aug. 3, 2012