We’re just back from a press conference and photo call for Total Recall
The film pitches itself as both a remake of Paul Verhoeven’s
1990 film as well as a new take on Philip K
original story We Can Remember it for You Wholesale
, which first appeared back in 1966. Having been lucky enough to see an extended sizzle reel for the film, I’m pleased to report that it’s also shaping up to be its own entity and I can’t wait to see more.Total Recall
is set to be directed by Len Wiseman
, Die Hard 4.0
) and he was in Cancun with stars Colin Farrell
, Jessica Biel
and Kate Beckinsale
to debut the new footage and give us some background on his first foray into sci-fi.
Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Len Wiseman and Colin Farrell in Cancun for Total Recall Enlarge
The film is set in the not so distant future and features Farrell
as regular chap Doug Quaid who wants to add some extra spice to his life by visiting Rekall – a company that can implant memories of experiences you never had. But things get complicated for Doug when it comes to light that his past might be a bit more interesting than he remembers.
Beckinsale Colin Farrell looking super casual Enlarge
takes on the role of Doug’s wife, in a part which was originated by Sharon Stone
but seems much expanded here while Jessica Biel’s
closest counter-part was Rachel Ticotin
, though many changes seem to have been made. Which, in my opinion, is only a good thing.
We can’t go into the full details of the press conference just yet but one member of the press asked the assembled stars if they had any memories they’d like to have implanted. Beckinsale
replied dryly that she’d always wanted to bottle feed a baby lamb before musing that she’d never tried cocaine, sparking a complex series of exaggerated facial expressions from Farrell
The cast seem game and there’s a refreshingly unique slant to the design and the direction of the material, as well as the directors proven action credentials. Total Recall
is rapidly becoming one of our most anticpated movies of the summer.Total Recall debuts in the states on July 3rd and in the UK and Ireland on the 22nd of August.