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Spoiler character reveal for Total Recall remake is rather intriguing, plus new images!

Jun. 12, 2012by: Paul Shirey
UPDATE: After speaking to our Sony reps, we have been told that Mr. Hawke will NOT be in the final cut of the film.

Whoa.  I had no idea about this concept or "character" but now that I've found out I'm even more intrigued by the TOTAL RECALL remake from director Len Wiseman (UNDERWORLD). I'm going to top load these new images as a buffer before the spoiler.  Do NOT proceed to the end if you wish to remain spoiler free.  You've been warned.

Here's the new pics:

Okay, spoiler-time, baby.  So, I had no idea that Ethan Hawke was in the remake of TOTAL RECALL, but not only is he in the film, but he plays a major role.  Here's what producer Toby Jaffe had to say about Hawke's involvement:

“Not to give away too much, but one of the big differences between the earlier film and this film is that not only do they erase his memory but they change the way he looks, so he has a different face. Ethan plays who he was before they wiped his mind and changed his face.”

So, not giving "too much away" translates to "letting the cat out of the bag" apparantly.  So, both Colin Farrell and Ethan Hawke will play Doug Quaid, just at different times in his life.  Very cool.  I don't mind knowing this, however.  In fact, it gives me more incentive to see the remake, which I never would've contemplated prior to seeing the new trailer. 

I'm really hoping for a cool, sleek, action-filled sci-fi flick with the remake and thus far it's selling itself well.  Fingers crossed.

TOTAL RECALL takes you on a mind vacation on August 3, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Ethan Hawke for the win. This guy needs to be in more movies. What's your favorite Hawke role? I'm still stuck on Training Day.
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3:59AM on 06/13/2012
Lol anyone who's thumbs downing the people who aren't happy this is PG-13, must be the same morons who went to see Die Hard 4 and actually thought the "Yipee KiYay Mother FU*gunshot*" was clever.

I got an idea, let's take the Terminator franchise and cut its balls off as well to make a PG-13 movie for all the kiddies... oh wait. That already happened.

OR how about taking a classic 80s paranoia action flick, Red Dawn, and water it down for the tweet generation? We'll make North Korea the
Lol anyone who's thumbs downing the people who aren't happy this is PG-13, must be the same morons who went to see Die Hard 4 and actually thought the "Yipee KiYay Mother FU*gunshot*" was clever.

I got an idea, let's take the Terminator franchise and cut its balls off as well to make a PG-13 movie for all the kiddies... oh wait. That already happened.

OR how about taking a classic 80s paranoia action flick, Red Dawn, and water it down for the tweet generation? We'll make North Korea the bad guys sine China is our biggest market and we can't go upsetting them since the fate of the American Dollar rests in them propping it up and buying oil with it.

If the Robocop remake is PG-13 I suggest we avenge Murphy, Quaid, and The Wolverines by telling Hollywood to grow some balls and boycott this sugarcoated shit.
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1:43AM on 06/13/2012
Nice going with him playing a major role & yes it does have me intruigued.

I thought he was good in Brooklyn's Finest & of course Training Day, however I did also enjoy the movie Daybreakers, it was a different approach to the vampire genre & the f/x were quite good.
Nice going with him playing a major role & yes it does have me intruigued.

I thought he was good in Brooklyn's Finest & of course Training Day, however I did also enjoy the movie Daybreakers, it was a different approach to the vampire genre & the f/x were quite good.
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11:45PM on 06/12/2012
hands down Gattaca. Most underated science fiction movie of all time.
hands down Gattaca. Most underated science fiction movie of all time.
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10:51PM on 06/12/2012

Extra Tidbit - Jesse Wallace

...in "Before Sunrise" & "Sunset", they very well may be my all-time favorite movies. They're the reason I decided to work in the film industry, anyway.
...in "Before Sunrise" & "Sunset", they very well may be my all-time favorite movies. They're the reason I decided to work in the film industry, anyway.
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9:16PM on 06/12/2012
I sure hope this movie is as sterile and devoid of charisma as it looks.
I sure hope this movie is as sterile and devoid of charisma as it looks.
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7:29PM on 06/12/2012
Extra tidbit: Gattaca.
Extra tidbit: Gattaca.
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7:10PM on 06/12/2012
Personally sounds like a crap premise. Part of the enjoyment of the original was the fact that you didn't know if it was real or a psychotic episode. This interpretation gives the story away - it is part of the dumbing down of society where we seem to have to be given all the answers without developing anything for ourselves. It is part of the ADD syndrome society that cant focus on anything for more than 10 mins without getting bored; so they cant be left to draw their own conclusions because
Personally sounds like a crap premise. Part of the enjoyment of the original was the fact that you didn't know if it was real or a psychotic episode. This interpretation gives the story away - it is part of the dumbing down of society where we seem to have to be given all the answers without developing anything for ourselves. It is part of the ADD syndrome society that cant focus on anything for more than 10 mins without getting bored; so they cant be left to draw their own conclusions because they lost interest when they weren't being spoon fed it all 90 mins ago.
As for the PG-13 rating, I think I will let this one slide by and see if there is a better Directors /Unrated version upon BD/DVD release
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3:46PM on 06/12/2012

ive seen this movie

and it is much more of a reinterpretation than a remake. as a matter of fact, it is so different than the original, that the only thing similar is the title. fans of the original (myself included) will appreciate that Sony did not try to remake it, because the original is so beloved. instead, they simply took the idea, and made a completely new movie. trust me.

and for the pg-13 rating, i will say there is not much blood splatter. but there is a constant barrage of bullets and explosions,
and it is much more of a reinterpretation than a remake. as a matter of fact, it is so different than the original, that the only thing similar is the title. fans of the original (myself included) will appreciate that Sony did not try to remake it, because the original is so beloved. instead, they simply took the idea, and made a completely new movie. trust me.

and for the pg-13 rating, i will say there is not much blood splatter. but there is a constant barrage of bullets and explosions, from beginning to end. the action in this film is quality, just as good as say something from the Bourne franchise or Hannah. the art direction is fantastic, as well. I know many people will dig how new china looks like, i did.

anyway, this is the sleeper summer action movie of the year, book it.
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3:42PM on 06/12/2012
Hate these statements all you want, but have you guys seen the original lately? Yes, it's an Arnold classic and I'll always have fond memories of my dad taking me to see it in theaters, but I really don't see it as sacrilege that it's getting remade (Robocop on the other hand?). Do I wish a more talented director was behind it? Yeah, but I don't think Wiseman's incapable of making a good movie. I'm interested to see Phillip K Dick's material handled in a much less cheesy way. If it sucks, it
Hate these statements all you want, but have you guys seen the original lately? Yes, it's an Arnold classic and I'll always have fond memories of my dad taking me to see it in theaters, but I really don't see it as sacrilege that it's getting remade (Robocop on the other hand?). Do I wish a more talented director was behind it? Yeah, but I don't think Wiseman's incapable of making a good movie. I'm interested to see Phillip K Dick's material handled in a much less cheesy way. If it sucks, it sucks.
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6:47PM on 06/12/2012
Saw it again 10 days ago. On the big screen even and guess what? It's still fucking great!
Saw it again 10 days ago. On the big screen even and guess what? It's still fucking great!
7:15PM on 06/12/2012
I saw the original for the first time a few months ago. It's decent and fun, but comes off as a little cheesy now. I won't be surprised at all if I end up liking the newer version more.
I saw the original for the first time a few months ago. It's decent and fun, but comes off as a little cheesy now. I won't be surprised at all if I end up liking the newer version more.
7:21PM on 06/12/2012
Yeah, I wasn't trying to rip on it, but it had its time and just didn't age the best. I'll always like it, but I don't mind the re-imagining of it.
Yeah, I wasn't trying to rip on it, but it had its time and just didn't age the best. I'll always like it, but I don't mind the re-imagining of it.
7:18AM on 06/13/2012
Totally agree; When I saw the original it was the first time I sat there thinking 'So that movie set is supposed to be Mars huh?'
Totally agree; When I saw the original it was the first time I sat there thinking 'So that movie set is supposed to be Mars huh?'
3:30PM on 06/12/2012
Strike that, after reading HoyleHaw's comment on this movie being Pg-13.. I'm changing my rating to this is a bad fucking idea.

Common Hollywood. If you're gonna remake a fucking classic R-Rated Action flick... do it fucking RIGHT.
Strike that, after reading HoyleHaw's comment on this movie being Pg-13.. I'm changing my rating to this is a bad fucking idea.

Common Hollywood. If you're gonna remake a fucking classic R-Rated Action flick... do it fucking RIGHT.
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3:17PM on 06/12/2012
I dunno whether this news makes me any more excited. I still have mixed feelings on this one. In one hand, you have the possibility of this film being awesome, with Bryan Cranston and Ethan Hawke it's a good possibility.

In the other hand, it could be shit. The techno-gunshots making beats in the trailer made me roll my eyes.

Extra Tidbit: Training Day & Gattaca. Gattaca being easily one of the most underrated Sci-Fi movies of all time.
I dunno whether this news makes me any more excited. I still have mixed feelings on this one. In one hand, you have the possibility of this film being awesome, with Bryan Cranston and Ethan Hawke it's a good possibility.

In the other hand, it could be shit. The techno-gunshots making beats in the trailer made me roll my eyes.

Extra Tidbit: Training Day & Gattaca. Gattaca being easily one of the most underrated Sci-Fi movies of all time.
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3:57PM on 06/12/2012
Yeah Gattacca was fucking awesome! Is it out on Blu-ray?
Yeah Gattacca was fucking awesome! Is it out on Blu-ray?
3:14PM on 06/12/2012

Sure EthanHawke is a great actor....but FUCK THIS FILM!!!

The first one is a fucking classic, a huge epic sci-fi action film, Schwarzenegger in his prime, an uncountably high body count, ultraviolence, great direction, cinematography, music and besides all that it even had a very smart screenplay, which throughout the film works on two levels. Is it a dream or is it real? It was so ambiguous even Verhoeven and Schwarzenegger differed on it. Verhoeven saw it as one big dream, Schwarzenegger saw it as being real. From the above synopsis it's already
The first one is a fucking classic, a huge epic sci-fi action film, Schwarzenegger in his prime, an uncountably high body count, ultraviolence, great direction, cinematography, music and besides all that it even had a very smart screenplay, which throughout the film works on two levels. Is it a dream or is it real? It was so ambiguous even Verhoeven and Schwarzenegger differed on it. Verhoeven saw it as one big dream, Schwarzenegger saw it as being real. From the above synopsis it's already clear this one works on only one level and it's from the director of Underworld and Die Hard 4. So once again fuck this film I'm boycotting it. And yeah bring on the hate, I know a lot of you will press the dislike button on my comment, but I don't give a shit. This is my opinion and I'm sticking to it!
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3:22PM on 06/12/2012
I've always questioned the fact that this is PG-13. How does a movie that was originally NC-17 get a PG-13 "remake"?
I've always questioned the fact that this is PG-13. How does a movie that was originally NC-17 get a PG-13 "remake"?
3:55PM on 06/12/2012
I g'm guessing the same way a R rated franchise got a pg13 fourth installment: Len Wiseman
I g'm guessing the same way a R rated franchise got a pg13 fourth installment: Len Wiseman
3:13PM on 06/12/2012
So, this means there will be absolutely no question what is real or not. Right? While it was down-played a good deal, that mind-fuck quality is what made the original more than just another Arnie flick.

And when it comes to Ethan Hawke, I always seem to come back to GATTACA, and he played off Philip Seymour Hoffman pretty damn well in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.
So, this means there will be absolutely no question what is real or not. Right? While it was down-played a good deal, that mind-fuck quality is what made the original more than just another Arnie flick.

And when it comes to Ethan Hawke, I always seem to come back to GATTACA, and he played off Philip Seymour Hoffman pretty damn well in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.
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3:08PM on 06/12/2012
Sounds like a convoluted clusterfuck.

TB - Training Day and White Fang
Sounds like a convoluted clusterfuck.

TB - Training Day and White Fang
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3:12PM on 06/12/2012
I forgot about White Fang; love the book and haven't seen the movie in years. Will be checking it out again soon.
I forgot about White Fang; love the book and haven't seen the movie in years. Will be checking it out again soon.
2:53PM on 06/12/2012
Very interesting and great news! This movie could be a nice surprise. TB - I always enjoy him on screen and have to go with Before Sunrise/Sunset (I am feeling a bit soft this week)
Very interesting and great news! This movie could be a nice surprise. TB - I always enjoy him on screen and have to go with Before Sunrise/Sunset (I am feeling a bit soft this week)
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2:42PM on 06/12/2012
Very nice. This movie just went up a few more notch's on my must see list.
Very nice. This movie just went up a few more notch's on my must see list.
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