Movie News: More Cast In TOTAL RECALL Remake [Updated] Bill Nighy Added

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UPDATE:

Ubiquitous Brit thesp Bill Nighy is the latest to join the ever-expanding cast as resistance leader Quatto. If you read our previous report on the project below, you'll see that this film differs wildly from the original - so it's safe to say Nighy will 'not' be playing the character as a mutant-old-man-baby-lookin'-conjoined-twin-type-thing. But I kinda wish he were.

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Additionally, John Cho (HAROLD & KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY) will play McClane - a representative of the evil company responsible for messing with our hero's noggin.

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11/05/11
Ethan Hawke is the latest to be cast in UNDERWORLD director Len Wiseman’s upcoming TOTAL RECALL remake. Originally intended to be a secret cameo (huh?) the cat’s out of the bag now courtesy of THR.

The Hawke will join Colin Farrell as lead Douglas Quaid (as originally portrayed by Schwarzenegger), BREAKING BAD’s Bryan Cranston as the film’s villain, Mrs. Wiseman Kate Beckinsale (how’d she land this gig I wonder?) as Quaid’s lady, and Jessica Beil.

The film will use Phillip K. Dick’s original short story WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE as it’s source rather than Verhoeven’s Mars-based 1990 actioner – which means lovers of three-breasted alien temptresses will be sorely disappointed.

Shooting starts in August for a 2012 release date.

Hands up who’s sick to death of flippin’ remakes! Let us know with your comments below!



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0 #3 sophiea iqbal 2011-05-17 16:38
Not a big fan of remakes my self, but interested to see where this one will go. For me, yes the original no doubt cant be surpassed, but yes they will give it their best shot!

Though why scraping the title, and coming up with their own take on the orignal "idea" wasnt thought of, I will never know. The world right now has very much been broken and cut into pieces by the goverment at the moment, which is basically what this movie is about. Play with a few things and you have a new movie, not one that is feeding on the scraps of a already adults only watching for nostalger.

I might give it a watch...if I am in the mood to relive the story again, thats just dressed up in new clothes, and a better wig. :)
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+1 #2 jim 2011-05-16 22:08
Quoting Scott Jones:
I am certainly tired of remakes, but I don't have a problem with ones that go this route. From what it sounds like it's not a remake of Total Recall but a new movie version of "Wholesale" which is cool for me. I wasn't fond of the original TR as far as interpreting the original story.

I can agree with that somewhat, however I do feel that the whole appeal of Total Recall is the fondness people see it with via nostalgia, be interesting to see what happens to be sure.
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+1 #1 Scott Jones 2011-05-16 19:39
I am certainly tired of remakes, but I don't have a problem with ones that go this route. From what it sounds like it's not a remake of Total Recall but a new movie version of "Wholesale" which is cool for me. I wasn't fond of the original TR as far as interpreting the original story.
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