News about Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall continues to trickle out.
Bryan Cranston, the star of Breaking Bad is negotiations to play against Colin Farrell as Vilos Cohaagen, the film’s villain.
Vilos was played by Ronny Cox in the original 1990 movie. Both films are based on Philip K. Dick‘s short story, We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. The ’90’s film follows Douglas Quaid, a man haunted by recurring dreams of Mars, who buys a literal dream vacation from Rekall Inc., a company which sells implanted memories. The man soon believes he is a secret agent and finds himself on a Martian colony fighting to overthrow Vilos, an evil dictator who controls the production of air with an iron fist.
The remake will follow Dick’s short story a little closer by making Quaid (Farrell) into a factory worker who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn’t know for which side. Cranston’s Vilos will be a government ruler who, under the guise of protecting his people, is secretly preparing to invade a neighboring country.
As well as continuing to impress on Breaking Bad, Cranston has also been busy on the silver screen. You can currently see him working along side Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer and he will be appearing along side Tom Hanks in Larry Crowne, Ryan Gosling in Drive and Willem Dafoe in Disney’s John Carter of Mars.
The more I read about this film the more potential I think it has. That said, Farrell will never be able to deliver the line “Give dese people da air!” half as well as Arny did, and I hope he doesn’t try.
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