Check out this first image for the Len Wiseman directed remake/adaptation of Collin Farell in Total Recall. The image comes from Entertainment Weekly, and I like what I'm seeing. There are some really cool designs.
I find it interesting that this movie has a budget of $120 million dollars and the live-action Akira film being made only has a $90 million dollar budget. Akira is such a huge effects heavy world, I hope they can pull it off. As for Total Recall, I think it could turn out being a really cool film.
The film was written by Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback, and James Vanderbilt, and also stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, Ethan Hawk and Bryan Cranston. Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn't know for which side. The movie will ditch the Martian storyline from the original pic and instead involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai.
Here are a few more details for the film that were offered up in EW from Ferrell,
“the tone will be much less jokey” than Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s 1990′s sci-fi hit. He says, “there’s not as much tongue-in-cheek” and that he wouldn’t feel comfortable delivering lines like ‘Consider dat a divorce!’” We know “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 plays Vilos Cohaagen, “the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai.”
What are your thoughts on the new Total Recall film?