TOTAL RECALL remake, now with more Colin Farrell and less 3D Mars

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
January 10th, 2011

It has long been rumored that Colin Farrell is set to be the lead in Len Wiseman’s TOTAL RECALL remake, but uber-producer Neal Moritz  has just confirmed to Collider that this is, in fact, a fact. And while the irate Irishman will appear in the film, Mars, and just space all together, will not. Apparently this remake will not be a rehashing of Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, but rather a closer adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” for which the original film is also based.

Check out what Mortitz had to say after the break.

“It’s closer to the book, the big difference is we don’t go to space,” explains Moritz, adding, “Instead of it being a spaceship that takes us to another planet, there’s something that takes us from one side of the planet to another that’s really interesting.”

He went on to explain more about this planet that Wiseman and company are creating this time around with TOTAL RECALL, which he added will not be in 3D, unlike pretty much every other film to comes out these days.

“I think the world that Len Wiseman is creating is incredible. It’s a real world, a real future world, where the cities have just gotten so overcrowded that the cities are just built up, up, up, up. We’re playing it like a real world, but there are all these technological advancements, and it’s just really, it’s cool. It’s an awesome movie. I’m dying — as a fan of movies, more than anything, it’s a movie that I’m just dying to see.”

Mars or not, I think what we’re all concerned with is will the alien woman with three breasts make an appearance?

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