On Wednesday more than 120,000 fan(atics) will be in San Diego for this year's Comic-Con and ReelzChannel will be amongst them. We're sending several correspondents to cover everything movie-related. Reelz will have coverage daily online at Reelz.com/comiccon2012 and on TV on Hollywood Dailies. Also, don't forget to check out our Comic-Con special, airing Saturday, July 21 at 7:30p ET and 4:30p PT.
From the mysterious project Elysium, to Quentin Taratino's Django Unchained, to Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, Reelz will be reporting all the details. Here's a tentative list of what we'll be covering at Comic-Con: Reelz's Comic-Con Coverage >> Posted 07.11.12 by Chris
The battle for weekend of Aug. 3 is on and, so far, Columbia Pictures' remake of Total Recall is winning. Sure, the first trailer for indie romantic comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever has been released, but Total Recall's main wide-release competition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, has been dormant of a late, while Columbia has released a second trailer and now three TV spots for Total Recall.
Of course, one could argue that the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies have their own built-in audience, while the Total Recall remake is hoping audiences don't recall director Paul Verhoeven's 1990 adaptation and give in to the visuals created by director Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard). Colin Farrell steps in for Arnold Schwarzenegger as factory worker Doug Quaid who still heads to memory-implanting company Rekall and soon learns that he may or may not be a spy and that everyone, including his "wife" (Kate Beckinsale) are fighting to find what's in his head. The three new TV spots are mostly similar, though each offers snippets of new footage. watch the TV spots >> Posted 07.01.12 by Ryan
Whether or not you're happy about the upcoming remake of Total Recall or are unaware or never saw director Paul Verhoeven's 1990 adaptation, Columbia Pictures plans to sell audiences on the movie by releasing footage of the high-adrenaline action that director Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) has in store.
Building off of the action-packed trailer released in April, the second feature-length trailer starts off similarly, with factory worker Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell) admitting to his wife (Kate Beckinsale) that he isn't happy with his life. He eventually ends up at a memory-implanting company called Rekall, where things go quickly awry. Quaid becomes a hunted man and discovers that he may be a spy. Or is he? The trailer doesn't slow down long enough to answer as it provides more of the fight between Quaid and his "wife," as well as more chase scenes, more fight scenes, and more overall explosion-ness than the previous trailer. watch the new trailer >> Posted 06.28.12 by Ryan
Columbia Pictures has gone viral with the marketing campaign for director Len Wiseman's (Live Free or Die Hard) Total Recall remake, launching two new viral websites and placing viral posters on billboards and bus shelters. The webites and posters center around Rekall, the company in the movie that promises to "turn your dreams into real memories" by implanting false memories into your mind, allowing you to take a vacation from yourself.
Six of the new posters serve as advertisements for the fictitious company, showing customers living out their fantasies as a soccer star, UFC champion, fashionista, astronaut, etc. These posters promote the WelcomeToRekall.com website, which introduces the company and its services, with testimonials from happy clients. The seventh poster is an anti-Rekall poster that features an image of a man — it appears to be headliner Colin Farrell — whose head is shattering into shards of glass. This poster warns "Beware of Rekall" and "Don't Let Them Blow Your Mind," with a link to NoRekall.org, a site set up to explain the dangers of mucking with your memories, from "delusions" to "severe sub cranial hemorrhaging." check out the viral posters >> Posted 06.19.12 by BrentJS
Swarthy Irish hearthrob Colin Farrell's first stab (bad vampire pun intended) at remaking a popular genre movie was a bust, with his Fright Night remake just barely covering its budget and even failing to beat the 1985 original at the domestic box office. But, Farrell will have another shot at remaking a classic this summer as he fills in for Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid in director Len Wiseman's (Live Free or Die Hard) Total Recall remake.
Though there's no way for Farrell to compete with the "Austrian Oak" in the body department, all signs point to Wiseman's adaptation of the late great Philip K. Dick's short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" making us forget we ever saw Paul Verhoeven's 1990 adaptation a half-dozen times (except maybe for the mutant prostitute with three breasts; that's a character that's hard to forget). But, don't take our word for it, check out the first TV spot and the "Official International Trailer" for the new Total Recall and judge for yourself. watch the new tv spot >> Posted 05.24.12 by BrentJS
Ever since the trailer premiered over a month ago, news on the Total Recall front has been quiet. Well, Sony finally got around to updating the movie's website with some new high-res goodies: Photos, featuring Colin Farrell, who plays Douglas Quaid in the movie, Kate Beckinsale, Quaid's wife, and Jessica Biel, who plays a rebel fighter and Quaid's "fantasy woman." The photos don't reveal much more than what we saw in the trailer but are still worth a look.
Of course, the movie is a remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger flick of the same name, which itself was based on Philip K. Dick's sci-fi short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale. If you need to recall the movie's plot, here's the synopsis:
Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life — real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police — controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world — Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. check out the new photos >> Posted 05.14.12 by Chris
As promised, the first full-length trailer for director Len Wiseman's (Live Free or Die Hard) Total Recall remake dropped last night and it is chock-full of action. Many of the scenes are reminiscent of director Paul Verhoeven's 1990 movie — Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) fighting his "wife" (Kate Beckinsale), Quaid surprising himself by taking out a group of attackers with extreme prejudice — but the world created for Wiseman's movie is far more realized than in Verhoeven's and we get to see something we didn't in the original: Quaid's "wife" fighting his "fantasy woman" (Jessica Biel). watch the full-length trailer >> Posted 04.02.12 by BrentJS
We finally have our first look at Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake. The movie's first teaser trailer (yes, another teaser trailer) hit the web today and already people are making comparisons to The Fifth Element's city full of flying cars.
Clocking in at 33 seconds, the clip has plenty to look at, but if you're unfamiliar with the short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale by author Philip K. Dick or the 1990 movie version starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, you'll have no idea what this flick is about. The only shots we see from the teaser are: Star Colin Farrell overlooking a metropolis that looks like it came from Dark City; Farrell getting his head examined; people failing to wear seat belts in flying cars; random explosions; and Farrell fearlessly leaping from a building. For a little more background you can read the movie synopsis or wait until Sunday for the premiere of the full-length trailer (as the trailer states, "This Sunday . . . Get Ready . . . For The World . . . Trailer Premiere").
Watch the teaser now and come back Sunday for the the full trailer. And so you don't get your hopes up, no, there's no three-breasted mutant prostitute in the teaser. watch the new teaser trailer >> Posted 03.27.12 by Chris
The announcement of the start of production and the title of the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, was a big event in November of last year, with the producers trotting out Bond (Daniel Craig), M (Dame Judi Dench) and several newcomers for a star-studded press conference. Since that time, Sony has been less forthcoming about other aspects of the movie, from the plot to the surprising character that Ralph Fiennes is rumored to be playing. However, Sony has finally unveiled the synopses for several of its upcoming movies and Skyfall was included in the bunch, giving us a hint as to 007's next mission and adding a little fuel to the Fiennes character rumor fire. read the synopses of Skyfall and Total Recall >> Posted 01.17.12 by BrentJS
Last month, Colin Farrell was photographed inside a flying car on the set of director Len Wiseman's (Live Free or Die Hard) remake of Total Recall. New set photos have arrived online which again show Farrell inside the flying vehicle, though both the car and Farrell aren't looking so good.
Based on the late author Philip K. Dick's short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale", Total Recall sees Farrell as factory worker Doug Quaid, who, after attempting to take a "vacation" via a memory-implanting company called Rekall, discovers he may be a spy and quickly becomes a hunted man. Farrell takes over the role originally played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in director Paul Verhoeven's 1990 adaptation, though the remake is said to be following the original short story more closely than the Verhoeven version.
Farrell's Quaid will still square off against Vilos Cohaagen, (a Mars Administrator played by Ronny Cox in Verhoeven's version)the leader of the nation state Euromerica, played in the remake by Bryan Cranston (AMC's Breaking Bad). In an interview with Collider, Cranston revealed his approach to the character. No pounding on the desk for Cranston >> Posted 09.19.11 by Ryan