New Details on the Total Recall Reboot


With the Total Recall reboot starting soon at Columbia Pictures, Collider got a chance to sit down with both producer Neal Moritz and Colin Farrell (who Moritz confirmed was starring in the film).

Farrell told the site that the script is “cool. Script is smart.” He added that “There’s a good bit of action. I don’t know that it’s… it kind of sits on the fence in a really good way. It kind of sticks to one half or the other. It’s clever. It’s clever and it’s well written. And there’s loads of action. I saw some of pre-visualizations already, that have been done for the world that they’re going to create and it’s wicked man.”

Moritz revealed that filming starts on May 15 in Toronto but that the project won’t be shot in 3D.

To be based on Philip K. Dick’s “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” (on which the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie was based), the film will be directed by Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld) from a script by Kurt Wimmer.

Moritz told the site about Wiseman’s vision:

“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’s all these technological advancements to the real world, and it’s just really, it’s cool. It’s an awesome movie.”

Collider said that a few other interesting bits Moritz mentioned included the movie will be closer to the book and the big difference with the Schwarzenegger film is that they are not going to space. He also added that “there’s something that takes us from one side of the planet to another that’s really interesting.”