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Total Recall (2012): Len Wiseman Talks Colin Farrell Vs. Schwarzenegger; WWE Superstars


1396 The new issue of Total Film has a feature with the director on the Total Recall reboot, Len Wisemann.

Total Film posted an excerpt from an interview with Wiseman, where the director talked about using Colin Farrell versus a more buff Arnold Schwarzenegger.

And he even mentions that some WWE Superstars were excited about the role, thinking they would use another Arnold-type, when the reboot was first announced.

“One of the main things that’s different in this version is a vulnerability that I really wanted the character of Doug Quaid to have," Wiseman said. “Colin got himself in wicked shape for this film but I didn’t want the focus to be ”˜Who’s going to be the next Arnold replacement?’.
“When it first surfaced, every WWF wrestler was linked to it, and that was the opposite direction of the way I wanted to go.”
Wiseman even offers what we can expect to see visually, and how "big" the new Total Recall will be compared to his previous movies.
“It’s about five times as large. We’ve got something like 1,800 visual-effects shots.
“Even though I still do as much practically as possible, it’s still an enormous visual-effects film. It’s the most ambitious movie I’ve ever done.”
Directed by Len Wiseman, Total Recall arrives in theaters August 3rd, 2012, starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy
The full trailer is now online.

Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. The film is directed by Len Wiseman. The screenplay is by Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback and the screen story is by Ronald Shusett & Dan O'Bannon and Jon Povill. The producers are Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe.