Yep, so the guy who directed two “Underworld” movies and “Live Free or Die Hard” is being given the keys to the “Total Recall” reboot/remake, and if Len Wiseman screws the pooch, it won’t be for a lack of having a decent cast.
Entertainment Weekly (via The Film Stage) have the first official still from the film and it looks like Douglas Quaid (played by Colin Farrell) is in trouble. The future-set story that follows Quaid, a factory worker who begins to think he’s a spy, but doesn’t know whether it’s for Euromerica or New Shanghai, one of the two superpower countries in this world. Bryan Cranston plays Vilos Cohaagen, the leader of Euromerica who is plotting to invade New Shanghai. Billy Nighy will take on the role of Quatto, the leader of the resistance with Kate Beckinsale as Quaid’s wife and Jessica Biel as the love interest, Melina. As for John Cho, he’s going to get the ball rolling in the film as McClane, a rep from the company that convinces Quaid to implant his brain with false memories. So like we said, a great cast, but even so with Wiseman at the helm, who knows what’ll happen.
“Total Recall” is filming now and will hit theaters on August 3, 2012. Full pic below.