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Bryan Cranston cast as the villain in Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake

Mar. 30, 2011by: Niki Stephens

The remake of TOTAL RECALL will soon have a villain in Bryan Cranston.

Cranston is currently in negotiations for the role opposite Colin Farrell. BREAKING BAD and MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE fans rejoice! I've always had a soft spot for the original and with this casting addition along with Farrell, it's getting harder to resist. Even if I just see it for shits and giggles...

Speaking of the original, it was based on the Phillip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale". The film, "followed a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air."

With that refresher, the new story, "involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn't know for which side." Cranston will play Vilos Cohaagen, "the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai." Ronny Cox played Cohaagen in the version from 1990.

So they won't be getting their asses to Mars? Instead it's Euroamerica. I think Cranston would have made a great Richter as well.

Extra Tidbit: No ladies with three tits then? Awwww man...
Source: THR

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12:55PM on 03/31/2011

why?

even call this Total recall? call it something else as the story doenst even seem to be the same except the characters have the same names, makes no sense.
even call this Total recall? call it something else as the story doenst even seem to be the same except the characters have the same names, makes no sense.
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6:55AM on 03/31/2011

Unneeded reboot....pass

Nope.
Nope.
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4:05AM on 03/31/2011
Fuck this PG-13 remake. Yes, it will be PG-13. You might still get "See you at the party, Richter" but only after his pinkies are severed.
Fuck this PG-13 remake. Yes, it will be PG-13. You might still get "See you at the party, Richter" but only after his pinkies are severed.
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1:00AM on 03/31/2011

CRANSTON

GEEV DEES PEEPUHL AYAH!
GEEV DEES PEEPUHL AYAH!
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11:17PM on 03/30/2011
breaking bad rules!!! this remake is complete and utter bullshit tho! dying for the 4th season of breaking bad it should be airing right about now but they pushed the premier til june.
breaking bad rules!!! this remake is complete and utter bullshit tho! dying for the 4th season of breaking bad it should be airing right about now but they pushed the premier til june.
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11:15PM on 03/30/2011
Meh about Farrell, but Cranston will rock in this undoubtedly..
Meh about Farrell, but Cranston will rock in this undoubtedly..
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9:10PM on 03/30/2011
I like that they're taking different takes on the remake.
I like that they're taking different takes on the remake.
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9:07PM on 03/30/2011
f*cking a son, fu*king a....
f*cking a son, fu*king a....
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8:43PM on 03/30/2011
I still think he would make a good Lex Luthor.
I still think he would make a good Lex Luthor.
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8:32PM on 03/30/2011
As long as Len Wisman's wife, Kate Beckinsale, plays the three boobed hooker...
As long as Len Wisman's wife, Kate Beckinsale, plays the three boobed hooker...
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8:22PM on 03/30/2011
See you at the party, Cranston.
See you at the party, Cranston.
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8:07PM on 03/30/2011
Nice, I got scared for a sec, but Michael Ironside can still come back to reprise his role as Richter
Nice, I got scared for a sec, but Michael Ironside can still come back to reprise his role as Richter
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7:38PM on 03/30/2011

Pretty cool...

...as long as he's gonna blow the place up and be home in time for Corn Flakes!
...as long as he's gonna blow the place up and be home in time for Corn Flakes!
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6:58PM on 03/30/2011
Interesting, though a different of adaptation of the short story would've been preferred imo than a complete rework with the same name.
Interesting, though a different of adaptation of the short story would've been preferred imo than a complete rework with the same name.
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5:47PM on 03/30/2011
Congratulations to the makers of this, I am now interested in it thanks to Cranston.
Congratulations to the makers of this, I am now interested in it thanks to Cranston.
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5:31PM on 03/30/2011
I think it's ok to remake Total Recall, never was a big fan of casting Farrell, but I like Cranston.
I think it's ok to remake Total Recall, never was a big fan of casting Farrell, but I like Cranston.
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5:30PM on 03/30/2011

This Is Crazy

A few years ago, I had the idea of doing a short indie adaptation of "We'll Remember it for you Wholesale," and, similarly, was going to remove the Mars element and make it more of a gritty spy thriller.

Anyway, props to Cranston. Everyone knows he's awesome, so I can't wait to see him chewing it up as a villain.

P.S. If you haven't watched Breaking Bad yet, I highly recommend that you stop what you're doing right now and do so. You won't regret it.
A few years ago, I had the idea of doing a short indie adaptation of "We'll Remember it for you Wholesale," and, similarly, was going to remove the Mars element and make it more of a gritty spy thriller.

Anyway, props to Cranston. Everyone knows he's awesome, so I can't wait to see him chewing it up as a villain.

P.S. If you haven't watched Breaking Bad yet, I highly recommend that you stop what you're doing right now and do so. You won't regret it.
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