Here’s your first look at that Total Recall remake/new adaptation (depending on your POV) that’s coming your way later this year.
Bokeem Woodbine, whom we last saw in the genre horror flick Devil, produced by M. Night Shyamalan, is part of the cast, playing a character named Harry.
Initially, when he was announced as a cast member last May, I immediately thought that he would maybe be taking on the role of Benny, the mutant brothaman in the original, played by Mel Johnson Jr. – the cab driver that helps Arnold Schwarzenegger’s leading man Quaid escape trouble.
But no… Woodbine would be Quaid’s (this time to be played by Collin Farrell) best friend and big-brother figure. So, in essence, Woodbine would be both BBF (Best Black Friend) and Magical Negro? Well, let’s just hope he lives through the end of the movie :D
By the way, in the original Philip K. Dick novella the film is based on, there isn’t a best friend/big-brother figure for the protagonist; there certainly wasn’t one in the first film.
Len Wiseman directed the film, which I’m assuming will be out in August.
Watch the short spot below before it disappears (although Bokeem isn’t in it):