First image of Colin Farrell in the Total Recall remake

The first image of Colin Farrell in Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake has appeared online and it aint bad at all.You can’t really base an entire movie on one image, but it looks alot better than I was expecting, it has a more serious and darker tone, something which was also touched on by Farrell in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the same people who released the image. Here is what he said: “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!’”

I have no issues with a more serious film, even though I absolutely love Arnie’s original, only Arnie can make his films so much fun and blend his unique comedy with action. To take a more serious approach for the remake is a great idea, I just hope the finished product turns out well. The film is due for release in UK cinemas August 22nd 2012 and has an impressive cast. As well as Farrell we have big names like Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Ethan Hawke, Bokeem Woodbine and John Cho. Here is what EW published about the plot:

“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.”

By Matt Wavish


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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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