THR is reporting that Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) is in negotiations to play the big bad guy Velos Cohaagen in Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake.
We've already reported that Eva Mendes, Jessica Biel and Paula Patton were all up for the two female leads and adding Cranston's hot name just adds fule to the fire for this sci-fi remake!
The story seems ot have changed a bit, check this out.
The new story involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn't know for which side.
Cranston would play Vilos Cohaagen, the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai.
Right now Total Recall is set for an August 2012 theatrical release but is subject to change, of course. Are these big names being brought up enough to make this remake a success?