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07.14.2011

As much as I love the original TOTAL RECALL from Paul Verhoeven, it's hard to ignore the remake coming from Len Wiseman.

While I am a little sad about the exclusion of Mars from the plot, there's something really exciting about Colin Farrell in the lead and Bryan Cranston as the villain.

The first photo from the film shows up in Entertainment Weekly, the same issue that shows off all the new Spidey photos. The image shows Colin Farrell as the lead, Doug Quaid and it looks like he's been caught by the police. As far as any more details on the remake, all that was offered was this via thefilmstage.com:

"In the magazine, Farrell says “the tone will be much less jokey” than Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s 1990′s sci-fi hit. He says, “there’s not as much tongue-in-cheek” and that he wouldn’t feel comfortable delivering lines like ‘Consider dat a divorce!’”

"Welcome to Rekall, the company that with one little implant can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell), the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his ordinary existence. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. With the line between fantasy and reality blurred and the fate of his world hanging in the balance, Quaid goes on the run to discover his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. Based on Philip K. Dick’s classic story “I Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” this brand new take on some of his most visionary ideas is directed by Len Wiseman and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho and Bryan Cranston."

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2:58AM on 07/17/2011
If I hadn't read the article I would've thought that was a picture from the upcoming "Uncharted" adaptation, and would've been hyped about it looking so close to the game.
If I hadn't read the article I would've thought that was a picture from the upcoming "Uncharted" adaptation, and would've been hyped about it looking so close to the game.
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3:36PM on 07/16/2011
I hope we get a cool cameo from Arnold Schwarzenegger, nothing huge. Maybe as the 3 breasted lady or something.
I hope we get a cool cameo from Arnold Schwarzenegger, nothing huge. Maybe as the 3 breasted lady or something.
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11:05AM on 07/16/2011

wait and see

I'm a huge fan of the original movie,but I'm not gonna diss a remake until I see it. If they want to go a more serious route, then so be it. Just don't eff it up.
I'm a huge fan of the original movie,but I'm not gonna diss a remake until I see it. If they want to go a more serious route, then so be it. Just don't eff it up.
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8:50AM on 07/15/2011
Who's Les Wiseman?
::checks::
Yeah, no, that's not gonna work.

Also, I don't get the point in staying away from the humor; that's a lot of what made the story work.
Who's Les Wiseman?
::checks::
Yeah, no, that's not gonna work.

Also, I don't get the point in staying away from the humor; that's a lot of what made the story work.
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8:44AM on 07/15/2011

meh

Just looks like a pic of Farrell from any movie that he might be/have shot.
Just looks like a pic of Farrell from any movie that he might be/have shot.
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8:43AM on 07/15/2011
How can you remake such an awesome classic!! THIS IS GONNA SUCK!!!! what next a remake of Blade runner? shame on these people!!
How can you remake such an awesome classic!! THIS IS GONNA SUCK!!!! what next a remake of Blade runner? shame on these people!!
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7:10AM on 07/15/2011

Colin Farrell......

....the new name synonimous with shitty remakes.
....the new name synonimous with shitty remakes.
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6:13AM on 07/15/2011
Wiseman putting his wife in everything is terrible.
Wiseman putting his wife in everything is terrible.
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4:02AM on 07/15/2011
I didn't have a problem with a TR remake, but when I heard it wouldn't have Mars in it, I lost my interest.
I didn't have a problem with a TR remake, but when I heard it wouldn't have Mars in it, I lost my interest.
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3:32AM on 07/15/2011

Wiseman...

...makes Paul W Anderson look like an auteur
...makes Paul W Anderson look like an auteur
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12:34AM on 07/15/2011
Completely unnecessary as the original is perfect and still holds up today. However, I have just one thing to say; Kate Beckinsale. That is all.
Completely unnecessary as the original is perfect and still holds up today. However, I have just one thing to say; Kate Beckinsale. That is all.
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10:56PM on 07/14/2011
I'm with the majority..I'd be looking forward to this if Wiseman wasnt in the director's chair...

On the other hand if Kuato is in it might still be okay.
I'm with the majority..I'd be looking forward to this if Wiseman wasnt in the director's chair...

On the other hand if Kuato is in it might still be okay.
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10:30PM on 07/14/2011
pass
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10:24PM on 07/14/2011

I hope this is great...like the original

Oh man is this weird to see. Arnold was my boyhood idol and TR was actually my favorite of his. Colin is my favorite actor and I am highly curious how this one will turn out. I think it will be great in it's own right...
Oh man is this weird to see. Arnold was my boyhood idol and TR was actually my favorite of his. Colin is my favorite actor and I am highly curious how this one will turn out. I think it will be great in it's own right...
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9:29PM on 07/14/2011

From the director of Live Free or Die Hard

comes another streamlined and dumbed down version of a classic movie.
comes another streamlined and dumbed down version of a classic movie.
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9:27PM on 07/14/2011
They're aiming for PG-13. Enough said. See you on DVD, Richter.
They're aiming for PG-13. Enough said. See you on DVD, Richter.
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9:06PM on 07/14/2011
Looks like a direct to TV or DVD movie.
Looks like a direct to TV or DVD movie.
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7:46PM on 07/14/2011
From the "The Austrian Oak" to the Douchebush.
From the "The Austrian Oak" to the Douchebush.
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7:40PM on 07/14/2011
My wallet just giggled at how well fed it will be.
My wallet just giggled at how well fed it will be.
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7:40PM on 07/14/2011

Lame

They shouldn't be remaking this, and Colin Ferrell of all people has no right to talk any shit about Arnold, just look at his awesome performance in the upcoming Fright Night, or Miami Vice, this guy is garbage. You make one decent movie and all of a sudden this guy's a good actor huh, no idea what you guys are talking about...
They shouldn't be remaking this, and Colin Ferrell of all people has no right to talk any shit about Arnold, just look at his awesome performance in the upcoming Fright Night, or Miami Vice, this guy is garbage. You make one decent movie and all of a sudden this guy's a good actor huh, no idea what you guys are talking about...
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7:36PM on 07/14/2011
Loved the 1990 version. Cant wait for this one. Kate Beckinsale is no Sharon Stone!!!
Loved the 1990 version. Cant wait for this one. Kate Beckinsale is no Sharon Stone!!!
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8:44AM on 07/15/2011
Damn right!!
Damn right!!
7:15PM on 07/14/2011

So it seems Farrell is in dull Blockbuster mode.

Colin Farrell is an interesting actor who intermittently gives great performances (In Bruges/The New World/The Way Back). All of which have him at his least flattering aesthetically.

So you know it's Farrell in dull/lifeless mode when he's trying to be sexy. Farrell with five o'clock beard + unibrow = good performance. Farrell with a tight fighting shirt + designer jeans + tamed stubble = bad performance.
Colin Farrell is an interesting actor who intermittently gives great performances (In Bruges/The New World/The Way Back). All of which have him at his least flattering aesthetically.

So you know it's Farrell in dull/lifeless mode when he's trying to be sexy. Farrell with five o'clock beard + unibrow = good performance. Farrell with a tight fighting shirt + designer jeans + tamed stubble = bad performance.
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6:52PM on 07/14/2011
Put Colin Ferrell in anything, and he'd make gold out of it. He is great comically and seriously, and as for action... well Yes.
Put Colin Ferrell in anything, and he'd make gold out of it. He is great comically and seriously, and as for action... well Yes.
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1:49AM on 07/15/2011
He seems to be the only good thing about the Fright Night remake. The movie looks like shit though
He seems to be the only good thing about the Fright Night remake. The movie looks like shit though
6:46PM on 07/14/2011

Total Recall remake

Great cast, bad idea. Wiseman should leave this project well alone. TR doesn't need a remake/reboot as it still holds up today and I can't see this capturing many peoples imagination as the previous production did.
Great cast, bad idea. Wiseman should leave this project well alone. TR doesn't need a remake/reboot as it still holds up today and I can't see this capturing many peoples imagination as the previous production did.
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6:46PM on 07/14/2011
I'm going out on a limb here. I'm not 100% sure why, but I think this is gonna be awesome.
I'm going out on a limb here. I'm not 100% sure why, but I think this is gonna be awesome.
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10:26PM on 07/14/2011
I hope so too, but right now I think we are in the minority.
I hope so too, but right now I think we are in the minority.
6:40PM on 07/14/2011
Meh. I dont know. Not thrilled they're making this. And the cast is lame. As beautiful as Biel is she just doesn't have a whole lot of charisma. And Wiseman sucks.
Meh. I dont know. Not thrilled they're making this. And the cast is lame. As beautiful as Biel is she just doesn't have a whole lot of charisma. And Wiseman sucks.
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6:37PM on 07/14/2011

"See you at the party, Richter!"

I like the cast, but not the director.
I think the actual Philip K. Dick story, that became a movie, to remake is Blade Runner. Highly overrated.
I like the cast, but not the director.
I think the actual Philip K. Dick story, that became a movie, to remake is Blade Runner. Highly overrated.
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6:32PM on 07/14/2011

Could be good

If it follows the book more closely. I have no issues with this being a 'remake' of the original film - which I don't think has aged very well at all. This looks completely different and other than the basic story looks to have little in common with Arnie's version. I mean seriously, Arnie's version was very superficially related to the original story so not sure why people have such a strong hate for this 'remake'.
If it follows the book more closely. I have no issues with this being a 'remake' of the original film - which I don't think has aged very well at all. This looks completely different and other than the basic story looks to have little in common with Arnie's version. I mean seriously, Arnie's version was very superficially related to the original story so not sure why people have such a strong hate for this 'remake'.
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6:23PM on 07/14/2011

I hate farell..

And this idea. But IDK guess we'll have to see if it will turn out good>!
And this idea. But IDK guess we'll have to see if it will turn out good>!
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6:20PM on 07/14/2011
I hate that they're remaking it, but damnit i like the cast
I hate that they're remaking it, but damnit i like the cast
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6:13PM on 07/14/2011
i am open to the possibilities on this one since arnie's version was so far removed from the original story.
i am open to the possibilities on this one since arnie's version was so far removed from the original story.
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9:32PM on 07/14/2011
I bet this one will have even less resemblance to the original story.
I bet this one will have even less resemblance to the original story.
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