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Exclusive: Colin Farrell On Total Recall
'I get to say 'Who the hell am I?''

01 August 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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To paraphrase Lady Bracknell: remaking one much-loved kitsch classic is ballsy; remaking two takes cojones the size of '80s Space Hoppers. A single misstep and a small army of fanboys is poised to descend on your doorstep with pitchforks and a seize-and-desist writ.

Ask Colin Farrell, though, and there's more than enough daylight between Len Wiseman's Total Recall - like Fright Night - and its predecessor to dispel the spectre of Arnie, Johnnycab and the camp joys of the red planet. "It's really different, " Farrell told Empire. "The story is very much inspired by the Philip K. Dick short story (We Can Remember It For You Wholesale) but it's been changed significantly. The world created is very different from the world in the original. I love the original but it's different enough that it warrants retelling."

Click below to hear from Farrell and his fellow Total Recallers, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale and John Cho, from the floor of Comic-Con. Or head here - via virtual Space Hopper - for a full report of the movie's Comic-Con panel.

Total Recall is out on August 22, 2012.

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OOh, the arrogance.
Len Wiseman vs Paul Verhovan, hmm, I'm sure this'll be darker and edgier, but who cares, the original really did kick ass, and was fun, mad and creative. If they've positively got to do remakes, why not give Kindergarden Cop a try and release it quietly on DVD to let, y'know creative people actually make films we want to see... More

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