Total Recall remake is official, Len Wiseman directing

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07.29.10 29 Comments

We’ve known Sony was planning a Total Recall remake


Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard, “Underworld” films) is in final negotiations to direct Columbia Pictures’ Total Recall, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The film will be a new, contemporized adaptation of Total Recall, which was based on the story, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Kurt Wimmer is writing the screenplay. Neal H. Moritz will produce through his Original Film banner.

Haha, “original films.”  Good one, guy who produced The Bounty Hunter.  Anyway, I saw the Wiseman-directed Live Free or Die Hard, and aside from the scene where Bruce Willis outruns a jet in a semi truck, which was one of the more pointless and idiotic things I’ve seen, it actually wasn’t that bad.  But unless it’s the Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Tarantino, Herzog, etc, I have to vote the Total Recall remake idea a big (*dismissive wank*).   So… the plan is to “contemporize” a movie from 1990 that takes place in the future?  I’m not sure what the hell that means, but I can tell you there’s at least a 50-50 shot Quade will be Channing Tatum.  Incidentally, Cam Gigandet would make a good Quato.

Yo, girl.  Ya boy C-Tatez got some Philip K. Dick you can play around wit, nah mean?

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