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Bryan Cranston doesn't think it was much of a challenge to remake Total Recall

10.10.2011

Okay, so the original TOTAL RECALL may not be a cinematic masterpiece but it's still damn fine entertainment.

We have yet to see anything except stills from the remake therefore we cannot cast judgment on what we do not know. However, Bryan Cranston who will be taking on the role of the villain, Vilos Cohaagen is fairly certain that Len Wiseman's version will be pretty damn good.

Check out the exchange below:

Vulture: Dean Norris [who plays Walt’s brother-in-law, Hank] has been busting your chops about the Total Recall remake you’re starring in. Were you aware?

Bryan Cranston: Yeah. Thinks it’s his show, ya know? He has that famous line, “You got a lot of nerve showing your face around here.”

Vulture: How tough is it to remake a movie like that? It’s not necessarily a classic, but everyone knows it.

Bryan Cranston: I don’t think there is much of a challenge at all. I think the script is better. We certainly have a tremendous upgrade in our lead actor. That is less of a comment on Arnold [Schwarzenegger] and more of a comment on Colin [Farrell]. The special effects over the last twenty years have grown exponentially, so that is going to be a heightened experience. And I just think it is an exciting movie. You know it’s going to entertain — I can guarantee you that."

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Extra Tidbit: Not sure if you were aware but Cranston had to choose between his role in DRIVE and one in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. He chose DRIVE. They wanted him to play Sebastian Shaw in FIRST CLASS.
Source: Vulture

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8:26PM on 10/10/2011
I guess everything is easy once you have made and sold Meth.

As much as Bacon nailed Shaw, Cranston would have been great too.
I guess everything is easy once you have made and sold Meth.

As much as Bacon nailed Shaw, Cranston would have been great too.
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8:32PM on 10/10/2011

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glad he did Drive, really liked his character and he was awesome in it
glad he did Drive, really liked his character and he was awesome in it
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10:01PM on 10/10/2011
As much as I like Crantson, all of his reasonings were baseless and false. For starters, Schwarzenegger is more charasmatic action hero than Farell. Secondly, the original practical effects still work quite well today, in a bizarre way.
As much as I like Crantson, all of his reasonings were baseless and false. For starters, Schwarzenegger is more charasmatic action hero than Farell. Secondly, the original practical effects still work quite well today, in a bizarre way.
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10:12PM on 10/10/2011
Nobody but Ronny Cox could make cornflakes sound so badass.
Nobody but Ronny Cox could make cornflakes sound so badass.
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10:20PM on 10/10/2011

Oh wow

Cranston as Shaw would've owned.
Cranston as Shaw would've owned.
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12:17PM on 10/11/2011
i agree, but you've got to admit that Bacon did a great job
i agree, but you've got to admit that Bacon did a great job
10:29PM on 10/10/2011

He's right

While I am terrified that this will turn out to be a bad film- which is more likely than not- the original Total Recall is hampered by its 80's-ness. The designs, Sharon Stone's work out clothes, Rachel Ticotin's perm, the heavy punk-influence of the mutant designs. Ronny Cox was great and Ahnuld is fun to watch in his own inimitable way, but otherwise, there's lots that could have been improved upon for that film. About the only role I considered perfect was Marshall Bell as the main body for
While I am terrified that this will turn out to be a bad film- which is more likely than not- the original Total Recall is hampered by its 80's-ness. The designs, Sharon Stone's work out clothes, Rachel Ticotin's perm, the heavy punk-influence of the mutant designs. Ronny Cox was great and Ahnuld is fun to watch in his own inimitable way, but otherwise, there's lots that could have been improved upon for that film. About the only role I considered perfect was Marshall Bell as the main body for Kuato.
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12:46AM on 10/11/2011
I'm not sure if this has been pointed out anywhere else. But, is anyone else here aware that Colin Farrell has now had a part in two Philip K. Dick stories which are meant to be canonically connected? Which is to say, Minority Report was meant to be a sequel to Total Recall. Originally, the Precogs were meant to be mutants from Mars - a variety of which are seen in Total Recall.
I'm not sure if this has been pointed out anywhere else. But, is anyone else here aware that Colin Farrell has now had a part in two Philip K. Dick stories which are meant to be canonically connected? Which is to say, Minority Report was meant to be a sequel to Total Recall. Originally, the Precogs were meant to be mutants from Mars - a variety of which are seen in Total Recall.
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2:24AM on 10/11/2011
Like Bill & Ted Would Say: "WHOOAAAAA....."
Like Bill & Ted Would Say: "WHOOAAAAA....."
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3:10AM on 10/11/2011
It's nice to see Cranston getting around these days. I thought Recall was a fun 80's film, but not a classic as people have said. So, as far as it being remade, I'm down with that. I like Colin Ferrel, I think he's a good actor and have enjoyed him in just about everything I've seen him in. I'm mostly indifferent as, since the original isn't this huge, untouchable property, I don't see the harm either way in a remake.

As for Cranston taking on Drive as opposed to Xmen, I think he made the
It's nice to see Cranston getting around these days. I thought Recall was a fun 80's film, but not a classic as people have said. So, as far as it being remade, I'm down with that. I like Colin Ferrel, I think he's a good actor and have enjoyed him in just about everything I've seen him in. I'm mostly indifferent as, since the original isn't this huge, untouchable property, I don't see the harm either way in a remake.

As for Cranston taking on Drive as opposed to Xmen, I think he made the right decision. I enjoyed First Class, but his role in Drive was a better fit. As Shaw, idk, just would have seemed kind of strange. Bacon was a great Shaw, had just enough James-Bond-villain cheesiness for the character.
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4:39AM on 10/11/2011
While i'm interested to see the final product. I think saying that this movie isn't a 'CLASSIC' is wrong. It is very much a classic when you talk about 80s movies especially that of the Sci-Fi genre. They rightfully shouldn't even need to call it Total Recall as from what I understand it has little to do with the original.
While i'm interested to see the final product. I think saying that this movie isn't a 'CLASSIC' is wrong. It is very much a classic when you talk about 80s movies especially that of the Sci-Fi genre. They rightfully shouldn't even need to call it Total Recall as from what I understand it has little to do with the original.
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4:09AM on 10/12/2011
You do realize that the original was based on a short story by Philip K Dick? Read the short story and you'll see that the original movie has next to nothing to do with the source material.
You do realize that the original was based on a short story by Philip K Dick? Read the short story and you'll see that the original movie has next to nothing to do with the source material.
9:14AM on 10/11/2011
I just had a new baby and she looks like Kuato. Her first words were "Quaaaaaidddd"
I just had a new baby and she looks like Kuato. Her first words were "Quaaaaaidddd"
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9:19AM on 10/11/2011

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11:46AM on 10/11/2011
How can a PG-13 remake of one of the most hardcore action movies of all time be a good thing?
Right about now some cunt always chimes in that PG-13 allows a lot more violence nowadays. Well, cunt, compared to ten years ago, yes. But compared to mid-80s, no - and never has any interpretation of the PG-13 allowed for the merciless bloodletting in the original.
Can't Len Wiseman just stick to fucking Kate Beckinsale and leave classic films alone?
How can a PG-13 remake of one of the most hardcore action movies of all time be a good thing?
Right about now some cunt always chimes in that PG-13 allows a lot more violence nowadays. Well, cunt, compared to ten years ago, yes. But compared to mid-80s, no - and never has any interpretation of the PG-13 allowed for the merciless bloodletting in the original.
Can't Len Wiseman just stick to fucking Kate Beckinsale and leave classic films alone?
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