Total Recall locks in Colin Farrell, ditches Mars and 3D

TOTAL RECALL is one in a long line of films being remade for little to no reason as Hollywood's creative juice machine continues to spit and sputter, but at least now we have some new details on the project, and how it's NOT going to be similar to the Schwarzenegger original.

Producer Neal Moritz spoke to Collider about the project, and revealed perhaps the most about it we've heard to date. First up, Colin Farrell, once only rumored as the lead, is now confirmed as a go. As for the rest of it? Supposedly the world is much different than the one from the original film, with one major difference sure to upset fans.

"It’s closer to the book, the big difference is we don’t go to space,” explains Moritz, adding, “Instead of it being a spaceship that takes us to another planet, there’s something that takes us from one side of the planet to another that’s really interesting.”

TOTAL RECALL without Mars? That's like remaking STAR WARS and having Mos Eisley just be Tuscon, Airzona. But never fear, director Len Wiseman (of LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD and UNDERWORLD fame) is on the case!

“I think the world that Len Wiseman is creating is incredible. It’s a real world, a real future world, where the cities have just gotten so overcrowded that the cities are just built up, up, up, up. We’re playing it like a real world, but there are all these technological advancements, and it’s just really, it’s cool. It’s an awesome movie. I’m dying — as a fan of movies, more than anything, it’s a movie that I’m just dying to see.”

Perhaps the best bit of news in this whole exchange is that Moritz says that they've decided NOT to shoot in 3D as it's "too much" which is a sentiment we can probably all agree with for the sake of our eyes and wallets.

Sooo any chance this will be good?

Extra Tidbit: Though actually with three-boobed chicks and people's eyes bugging out, 3D might actually be put to good use here.
Source: Collider



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