Bill Nighy Cast As The Resistance Leader In Len Wiseman's Total Recall

Because the movie will no longer be set on Mars, some things about Len Wiseman's remake of Total Recall will have to change. Obviously the evil Cohaagen, who is set to be played by Bryan Cranston, likely won't be depriving his citizens of air, but the bigger change will have to be in terms of character design. Take, for example, Kuato: chances are he won't be portrayed as a mutant baby growing out of Marshall Bell's chest. In fact, we now know for a fact that the character won't be designed like that because Bill Nighy has just taken the role.

According to THR, Nighy will be teaming with Wiseman for the first time outside of the Underworld franchise and will play the rebel leader (whose name is now spelled "Quatto.") The news comes just a little while after it was announced that both Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale have officially signed on as well. In the new film, Colin Farrell stars as Douglas Quaid, a factory worker living in a future where the world has been divided into two nationstates: Euromerica and New Shanghai. Quaid then discovers that he may actually be a spy, but doesn't know which team he is actually fighting for.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to spend the rest of the day imagining what Bill Nighy will sound like whispering "start the reactor."

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