On August 10th 2011, I visited the Toronto set of Len Wiseman‘s Total Recall remake (read my report of the experience here). After the jump you can read a transcript of an on-set interview with director Len Wiseman alongside producer Toby Jaffe. The discussion was conducted with the roundtable of journalists on set. We talk to Wiseman about the differences between his adaptation and the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, his version of the future, lens flares, societal issues, easter eggs to satisfy fans of the original, future tech created for this version and the importance of keeping the film “grounded”.

 

 

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On August 10th 2011, I traveled to Toronto and visited the set of Len Wiseman‘s Total Recall remake.  The movie was shot at Pinewood Toronto Studios, the same studio where Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Universal’s The Thing remake were filmed. I was on set two thirds of the way through filming. After the jump you can watch a video blog I recorded with Frosty from Collider discussing our impressions from being on set, alongside a comprehensive list of over 45 things I learned on set.
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The trailer for Len Wiseman‘s Total Recall remake seems to have impressed more than disappointed — I guess thats the positive side of having an audience with very low expectations. It’s also a trailer packed with edits of all kinds of fun sci-fi futuristic imagery. Wiseman took a moment to call MTV and add some extra insight on the first trailer, providing shot-for-shot audio commentary. I actually love the look of that first action sequence, and Len explains how he used cameras on computer rigs moving 35 miles an hour to capture the fight. Watch the commentary trailer now embedded after the jump.
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Here’s the trailer for the best sci-fi movie of the summer! Oh, wait… er, April Fools? This is actually the trailer for Len Wiseman‘s remake of Total Recall. Or one might call it the trailer for Len Wiseman’s new adaptation of the Philip K. Dick story We Can Remember it For You Wholesale, which just happens to use the same title used the last time someone made an adaptation of that story. However you want to look at it.

Regardless, Colin Farrell stars in a version of the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and he is caught (maybe) between his memory and true past, as well as between Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel, in the sci-fi action thriller.

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‘Total Recall’ Teaser Trailer

I guess this should really be called the Total Recall Trailer Teaser Trailer, because once again this is essentially a trailer for a trailer. But at thirty seconds, this clip features enough footage to count as a standalone teaser. The full Total Recall trailer, showing off what director Len Wiseman has done with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Bryan Cranston, will be shown during the Celtics/Heat game on ABC Sunday April 1, and will then appear on Apple in extended form.

In the meantime, check out this trailer tease below, and begin your predictions about whether Wiseman’s take on the Paul Verhoeven / Arnold Schwarzenegger film will be a summer gift, or an April Fools prank. Read More »

All’s been quiet on the Total Recall front as of late. The last post we put up regarding the Len Wiseman-directed reboot starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston and John Cho, was a few set videos of hover crafts from the film. That was September. Now it’s January, the film is eight months away and Sony has released an official plot synopsis. Though we knew many of these details – i.e. There’s no Mars – it’s still pretty revealing.  Read More »

‘Underworld: Awakening’ Trailer

Yep, it’s another one. Three years after the last installment, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, the vampire/werewolf film series not penned by Stephenie Meyer is back for a fourth round with the generically titled Underworld: Awakening. After sitting out most of the last entry, Kate Beckinsale has poured herself back into her skintight leather bodysuit to reprise her role as sexy vampire warrior Selene.

Upon emerging from a lengthy imprisonment in a coma-like state, Selene learns that 1) she has a teenage vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter named Eve (played by India Eisley) — the only one of her kind; and 2) vampires and Lycans are now being hunted by humans. Cue explosions, ass-kicking, many shades of blue, and all the other things we’ve come to expect from the Underworld franchise. Watch the new theatrical trailer after the jump.

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So many set videos have surfaced from The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel it almost feels like they’re the only three movies currently in production. Obviously, that’s far from the case and another major 2012 event film has just been forced into the set video ring. That movie is Len Wiseman‘s remake of Total Recall starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston and John Cho. Several photos popped online last month of robots walking around the set and now videos have surfaced that show a bunch of different hovercars on impressive rigs.

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