Len Wiseman to Direct Total Recall

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Len Wiseman is in final negotiations to direct a “contemporized adaptation” of Total Recall, which was based on the story, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick – the book that spawned the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film. Last year, Columbia Pictures hired Kurt Wimmer to pen the remake. Neal H. Moritz will produce through his Original Film banner (yes, a company called Original Films is in the remake business).

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LOL: Total Recall: The Musical

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What if Paul Verhoeven‘s Total Recall were adapted into a broadway musical? Arnold Schwarzenegger performs “The Mountains of Mars” from “Total Recall: The Musical” in a video embedded after the jump.
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daybreakers posterIn this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley ring in the new year with thoughts on Total Recall, Land of the Lost, and Youth In Revolt. Also, some thoughts on Sam Mendes doing Bond, Spidey IV being scrapped, and the classic Casablanca. Special guest writer/director Rian Johnson joins us this week (and felt incredibly honored to do so). Rian’s latest film, The Brothers Bloom, is now available for purchase on DVD and Blu-Ray.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us in next week on at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review The Lovely Bones.

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VOTD: The Many Bloody Deaths of Total Recall

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Buttholejeah decided to edit a nearly four minute video containing all of the deaths from the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Total Recall. And yes, the video includes ALL of the deaths, even including the death of the Johnny Cab, the rat and the goldfish. Watch the video embedded after the jump.

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Cool Stuff: Product Placement T-Shirt


Dutch Southern has a new t-shirt called “Product Placement”, a design created by Josh Eacret.

It’s a tribute to the fake products and companies found in movies, and to the filmmakers who didn’t want to sell out or get sued by real corporations. Each logo is accurately recreated in painstakingly detail by Josh Eacret’s hand.

After the jump you can find a complete listing of the fictional companies listed, and which movies they appeared in.

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Tyler Stout's Total Recall Poster

We’ve been writing about artist Tyler Stout since I first found his “Remember the Alamo” poster at the Alamo Drafthouse. The Austin based artist frequently provides kick ass posters for the Alamo’s special events, most of which we have featured on /Film: Robocop , The Road Warrior , Spaced , Hellride , Big Trouble in Little China, The Lost Boys, The Warriors , The Thing, Blade Runner, and The Big Lebowski. The Alamo Drafthouse commissioned Stout to do a new poster for Total Recall, and  MondoTees is selling a 24? x 36? screenprint with metallic inks for $30. The $75 limited variant is unfortunately already sold out.

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Cool Stuff: Futuristic Movie Timeline


Dan Meth has created a movie timeline for futuristic movies, proving that the future presented in sci-fi classics are rooted in alternatie parrellel universes. Check out the full timeline after the jump.

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Columbia Pictures has hired Equilibrium and Ultraviolet scribe Kurt Wimmer to pen a remake of Total Recall (which was first announced in February). Wimmer recently worked with the studio on the Angelina Jolie spy thriller Salt, and co-wrote the F. Gary Gray-directed Law Abiding Citizen.

Neal Moritz is producing the movie under his Original Films banner (yes, a company called Original Films is in the remake business). Not much is known about the new film, other than that the story will be a more “contemporized” adaptation of Philip K Dick’s story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, the book that spawned the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film.
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total recall paintings

You might remember this Total Recall inspired portraits of Arnold Schwarzenegger from the second annual Crazy4Cult art show. Los Angeles based artist Jeff Ramirez created the four separate oil paintings, titled “Verzweiflung”, “Geschmerzt”, “Kampf”, and “Entsetzt”, on 5×7 boards.

Gallery 1988 is now offering the art as a limited edition giclee printings are printed on 10 1/4 x 13 2/3 inch archival paper. They are hand signed and numbered by the artist, in an edition of only 25. Prints are available for $60 each. Contact Gallery1988 at gallery1988@aol.com, or call (323) 937-7088, to order. Tell Jensen that /Film sent you.

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Earlier today, /Film’s Brendon Connelly reported on a new Matt Damon movie based loosely on a short story by one of the most important and precocious authors of all time, Philip K. Dick, and now, well, THIS. Columbia Pictures and producer Neal H. Moritz (I Am Legend, The Green Hornet, The Skulls III) have tossed Paul Verhoeven‘s Total Recall on the remake block under the pretense that today’s leaps in special effects will make it worthwhile. What, no 3D bait? No news on a director or writer. The original 1990 film starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone and is regarded as an above-par and faithfully bonkers adaptation of the late sci-fi writer’s short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.” We can still remember it pretty well via Netflix or Wikipedia, thanks anyway.

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