Sure, the movie isn’t going to take place on Mars, but now it’s got Bill Nighy and Colin Farrell working together on screen.
The remake of Total Recall has been picking up steam over the past few months. Back in January, a lot of details were released about the film, including Colin Farrell as the replacement for Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now, though, it’s been revealed that Bill Nighy, known to many as Shaun’s step-dad and Davy Jones, will be joining the cast.
Nighy is reportedly finishing up negotiations to take on the roll of Quatto, the leader of the resistance that Farrell’s character joins forces with. In the 1990 movie, the character was actually named Kuato and was played by Marshall Bell as a mutant conjoined to the torso of another man. Also, some new details of the plot have been revealed:
The movie ditches the Martian storyline from the original pic and instead involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai. Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy – although he doesn’t know for which side.
The remake is set to begin filming in June. Aside from Nighy and Farrell, the movie is set to star Bryan Cranston as the villain and Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel as the female lead characters (as well as Ethan Hawke in a cameo role).
Source: The Hollywood Reporter