Colin Farrell Confirmed For Total Recall Remake, Which Shoots In May

By Katey Rich 2011-01-10 10:55:24discussion comments
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Whether you're ready for it or not, the Total Recall remake is still happening, with a lead actor and a start date finally set. Talking to Collider producer Neal Moritz confirmed that Colin Farrell will be starring in the remake (last we heard back in November he was still mulling it over), and that director Len Wiseman will start shooting the film in Toronto on May 15. Oh, and it won't be in 3D. That's at least one part you can celebrate openly.

The remake, which Moritz described as "a big movie," is well into early development, and Moritz gushed to Collider over the designs he's seen from director Wiseman:

Itís a real world, a real future world, where the cities have just gotten so overcrowded that the cities are just built up, up, up, up. Itís just everything I see on the movie, every pre-vis I see on the movie, every conceptual drawing on this movie that I see just makes me more and more excited. Weíre playing it like a real world, but thereís all these technological advancements to the real world, and itís just really, itís cool.


In the original Total Recall, based on Philip K. Dick's story "We Can Remember It For You Wholsesale," Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a construction worker who was actually a freedom fighter relocated from his Mars home to Earth, where his memory was erased in order to subdue him. Moritz says that the new film won't venture into space, where a large segment of the first film took place, and that it will be based more closely on the original story, so it might be possible not to think of Arnold while watching Farrell fight for space freedom.
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