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TOTAL RECALL is being recalled... totally...

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the second promised remake news of the morning... It's been whispered about for a while... first a sequel and not it seems that studios ask why risk it? Remake Paul Verhoeven's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE, known as TOTAL RECALL. Much like NEVERENDING STORY this is a film that I have very fond memories of, but have always heard Dick's story was so much more. I don't mind this as much as NEVERENDING STORY, but it all rests on what the motivations of those trying to remake it are. Are they trying to capture Dick's story and adapt it faithfully to the screen or are they just cashing in on a popular name? Neal H. Moritz's Original Films is in final negotiations to develop this film for Columbia. What worries me if that Moritz seems to be putting the focus on the flash and making a "contemporary" version of the 1990 film, using state of the art visual effects, according to Hollywood Reporter. Thoughts? Besides, of course, how much better Quato looked as a puppet versus a CG creation... Damn it, Cohagen! Give da people der air!

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  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST


    by BatPsycho

    i know im ashamed of myself

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Neal H. Moritz's Original Films

    by Vern

    I love that, that is the one good part of this story.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    Yeah, I noticed that. Brilliant.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    one of my favorite arnold films

    by LeviDTinker

    Iam a big fan of the original movie, everything about it from the cast to the effects are excellent.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    But will Picardo play the cab?

    by Dasinfogod

    Now git yah ahss bick to Moss...

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    I liked it....

    by TheReluctantMC

    Leave it alone. But I would give my paycheck over to see another round house kick by an updated Sharon Stone (Lori). Okay...I'm on the fence now.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Ok, this is weird

    by rhcp2sweet

    I literally just got done watching this movie and was checking in on AICN before I went to sleep. What the fuck????

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST

    rhcp2sweet ---- nice....

    by TheReluctantMC

    My B-Day was last week and my brother got me the DVD-Mars-Chaos-awesomeness. I have mixed thoughts about this. But...maybe.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    oh no

    by menstrual_blitz

    here we go again...such an original idea, this remaking of films (based off of stories and books, etc.) and on and on again AGAIN!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Y'know, I think this could really wor-- BAAAAAAAARRRRRFFFFF!!!!

    by George Newman

    HoOooAAAAAAAgggggaHHHHHHH. . . . I think I'm allright, I'm aaaAAOOOOOOGGGGHHHHHHHH... .*sputter* *sputter* *sputter*

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    I'd be loathe to say that Paul Verhoeven made anything

    by Sepulchrave

    apart from this and Robocop that couldn't be made better but....Hmm

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Oh no, not again

    by pearlanddean

    Why Hollywood why? Stop remaking stuff, it's never any better the second time around. You won't top that scene on the elevator with Richter's arms. heh. Or that first scene where Quaid goes batshit in the alley and wastes four guys like that *snap*.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    If they are going for a faithful adaptation and not a remake of TOTAL RECALL, just use the original title. There is NO reason to remake TOTAL RECALL. There is a compelling case to be made for adapting WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE in a way that is much different than the Arnie film. If they make this movie, the filmmakers and actors should never mention the Arnie film, ever.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    If your gonna remake

    by Varakor

    an arnie film, my vote is for "The Running Man". The book makes the movie completely useless. But I'd like to see a Total Recall remake, the original can still stand on its own.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    So, all the Governators movies

    by deanbarry

    Are getting remade, sequelized without him?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST

    "Total Recall 2: I Don't Remember"

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    Well, I'll say this: It'll be really, really easy for the filmmakers to avoid repeating Verhoeven and Schwarzenegger's distinctive styles.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Note To Producers: The New Total Recall

    by Media Messiah

    Total Recall should have been a trilogy...that said, I would suggest that any new Total Recall film should be shot with a more real world stylistic speculate science feel, ala the New Galactica...meets Jason Bourne and the new film Taken. The problem with the original Total Recall movie is that it got more than a little weird and disturbing with the make-up effects and unlikable, often grotesque, characters.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST


    by most excellent ninja

    talk about a low human being. Should change his name to Neil $ Moritz.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Media Messiah

    by most excellent ninja

    Total Recall is a classic. End of story. Are you a girl? and or educated pompously?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST

    How can you have a 'contemporary' version...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...of a movies set in the future?<p>Piss poor, lazy choice. Avoid.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST


    by most excellent ninja

    FUCK!!!!!! How can you remake such an Arnie classic. I grew up on this film, "WHO ARE YOU!".

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    2tal Recall

    by Happyfat73

    When it came out, I was completely blown away by the effects work in Total Recall. I put it up there in the pantheon of grondbreaking effects films, along with ESB, T2, Jurassic Park and Little Nicky.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST

    yeah, great idea

    by geek molester

    because there aren't any original sci-fi stories out there to film. Fuck.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST


    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Neil H Moritz. Whatever you feel about Total Recall as an adaption of Dicks original short story, the film is on its own merits a classic piece of sci fi action.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    The effects...

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    are probably look too realistic for the kids of today. 'Wahhhh I want poorly executed cgi!'

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    If Charlie Kaufman was writing. I'd be excited..

    by Boba Fat

    Or even of Rob Bottin was attached but neither are going to happen. What happened to Bottin, anybody know? Is he still working?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST


    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Who in hollywood today can carry this? No one, that's who! Arnold owned this role. Plus who can hold a candle to Verhoeven regarding this type of film? Nobody! It will be soft, shitty and without an ounce of humor or soul.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    These aren't remakes

    by Toonol

    Making another movie based on a story doesn't mean you're remaking the first movie. The film versions of Moby Dick aren't based on the other film versions; they're adaptions of a book. Or, if you want to get technical, they're ALL remakes, including the first film.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST

    would it kill anyone to stick to a dick story?

    by bacci40

    is it that fucking hard? dont remake...make the dick story

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Three words: David Fucking Cronenberg

    by Lyghthouse

    Cronenberg is so perfect for Philip K. Dick that I can't believe it hasn't happened yet.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    First thing I saw in your post, bacci40...

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    wow bacci...

    by Harold-Sherbort

    I do say, your post gave me an erection...and I'm not even gay!!!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Dammit mullah

    by Harold-Sherbort

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    I'd really rather see...

    by a goonie

    ...Verhoeven make some more kick-ass movies (Black Book was awesome, for starters) than have people remake his few classics. I just watched Robocop the other day and was reminded how fucking in love with that movie I am. I just love it to goddamn death. And I'm fascinated by the remake/sequel/whatever because (a) I love Robocop and (b) genius Darren Aronofsky is attached to direct. But the thing is, watching Robocop, I was reminded of how awesome Verhoeven can be when he brings his A-game. Sure, he makes crap like Hollow Man, but he also can make Robocop and Total Recall and Starship Troopers and Black Book. I'm far more interested in seeing what Verhoeven does next than what someone can do with a Total Recall remake.<br><br>And the thing is, there are tons of Dick stories that have never been adapted for the screen. Why not go with something slightly, somewhat new?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    I'm not really against remakes in general..

    by F-18

    If, every once in a while, a movie gets remade, I don't mind. <p> But when 90%, or whatever it is, of all movies that get made are remakes; that's what pisses me off.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Neil H. Moritz is the new Joel Silver

    by Droid

    A talentless cunt.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Only good thing about TOTAL RECALL...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...It led to this: m/watch?v=N0amCfgn wY8

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3 a.m. CST

    I'm not so sure about dick stories...

    by Happyfat73

    I'm more of a boob man, myself.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    It would take you less than an hour to read it.

    by V'Shael

    And you have never bothered, just thinking that the original story is better than the movie. <p> Well guess what? No it isn't. The original story is daft. It's a short story (you can find it in several collected works) and it has a point to make about memory, which is explored much better in his other works. <p> We'll remember it for you wholesale, is a bit shit actually.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Anyone remember Flesh & Blood?

    by Happyfat73

    That was some good vintage Verhoeven. Christ, it must be 20 years since I saw that - is it even on DVD?</p> All I really remember is Legendary Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh-rape and a bit of Bubonic plague.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Totally Retarded Idea

    by quantize

    leave it the fuck alone...up there with redoing Robocop in the TOTALLY FUCKING STUPID SAD IDEAS stakes

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Fuck me I feel old!

    by mr sulu

    I remember like it was yesterday TR coming out in the summer of 90 ...along with Die Hard 2 and Robocop 2 (hey that’s why Verhovan didn’t do R2..I just realised LOL) plus keeping upto date on the Trek VI news - was it gonna be a prequel with young Kirk and Spock or another film with TOS cast… Oh man…this is the first remake of a film where I feel ‘what? They just made that a couple years ago?!’…all the rest have been remakes of films at least from the early 80s time is moving too fast..its not fair. "Time is The Fire in which we burn" (funnily enough as i get older im appriciating Generations more...i get the themes and ideas and melancoly feel of aging etc more now and the idea of the nexus appeals to me more)

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Riker was attached to direct the sequel

    by mr sulu

    yeah - i forgot to mention i remember Riker hot off First Contact was attached to direct the sequel with Arnold (this was before Riker fucked himself in dah ass with Insurrection and Thunderbirds)....that might have been cool - big Riker bossing Arnold about..maybe hed have even roped in Patrick Stewart as a villian...who knows maybe Frakes would have made a sci fi classic and be a big A list director now like Cameron (im betting if it had happened and been a hit Arnold would of had him direct T3 instead of lille man Mostow with his "Sgt Candy" scene PAHAHAHAHA)<p>

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Please, erase this news from my memory.

    by TheManBehindTheMask

    Total Recall was one of the last big SF movies done with mostly only practical effects (some CGI for the X-ray scene, okay) and it still is better than most of the hyped films these days. The movie still works today, no need for remake. Next...

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Come on hollywood

    by hallmitchell

    No need for this. It's just going to be the first movie yet CGI. We all know it.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:24 a.m. CST

    If it's a direct adaptation from PK Dick's book

    by ricarleite

    THEN I'm cool with it.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:33 a.m. CST

    I don't think a faithful adaptation of the story...

    by DesignDude

    ...would work well. As far as I remember, it's actually a pretty short story and most of the first movie isn't even based on it at all.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST


    by Prossor

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:41 a.m. CST

    You Know The Definition Of Insanity...

    by Pan_Krator

    ... is to do something over and over again, expecting a different result each time. Having said that, Philip K. Dick was insane AND inspired. Hollywood is simply gone insane.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:44 a.m. CST

    2Tal 2 Recall

    by most excellent ninja

    Get you ass to marhssssss

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    You've gotta be FUCKING KIDDING ME!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Come the fuck on, people, they can't be serious, can they? This doesn't make any sense, especially with such a teenage mainstream producer like Neil H. Moritz (Stealth, Fast and Furious and xXx just to name a few).<p>This will have less violence (cause there's no fucking way that there's more violence), a dumbed down plot, young, mediocre actors and crappy CGI effects.<p>Why remake such a classic, brilliant, outstanding film? Why??!!??

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Motoko Kusanagi

    by most excellent ninja

    Because they're fucking idiots and don't understand that Avatar will be raping out mothers in 2016.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST

    See you at the party Rickter!!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    Why God Why

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    I want another extra tit on the prostitute

    by Argentino

    That scene got me and my friend crazy when we were kids. "I wish I had three hands" Awesome

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    FFS makes no fucking sense.

    by pax256

    Id rather see other P K Dick films made however mediocre the latest outings have been.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Get your ass to a different cinema...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...when this trash opens. Although, hopefully, "Neal Morris", whoever the hell he is, will go bankrupt before this goes into production.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST

    I've got Five kids to feed!

    by BacardiRocky

    As long as it has three tittied mutant Hookers and Midget hookers firing machine guns I'm there! Seriously tough. I never read the original story, and if there is a significant difference between the original story and Total Recall, then this new film should definitely be titled after the original source.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    I mean goddamnit is nothing fucking sacred! Goddamnit! Fuck! I'd be cool with it if they were gonna take it back to Dick's story, didn't call it TOTAL RECALL, didn't just fucking remake TOTAL RECALL. I mean-- fuck! Goddamnit! I mean, shit, man... just do it like Carpenter's THE THING. Take it back to the story. Take it back to the roots. Not this fucking... and now this goddamn THING remake and-- or fucking prequel, whatever retarded fucking bullshit they're pulling with... fucking animals, man! They have no fucking sense, no goddamn-- they're fucking soulless fucking soul-sucking-- fuck! Fuckin' leads, fuckin' tight-ass company, etc. Some asshole pissin' in your face cocksucker! <p>Like you could do a RUNNING MAN movie. Call it THE RUNNING MAN. Go back to the novel. Go that route. You wouldn't fucking remake Schwarzenegger's RUNNING MAN. What's the goddamn point? <p>Fuckin' ass.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Total Recall's effects were state of the art

    by thetwat

    it's probably the last sci-fi film to rely on physical effects rather than CGI. It still looks incredible.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST

    If I am not me...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...den who da hell am I?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:28 a.m. CST

    You're nothing! You're nobody! You're a stupid dream!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Well, all dreams come to an end.<p>caruso_stalker217, that was a very elaborate statement you made there.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Two weeks!

    by caruso_stalker217

    Twwwoooooweeekssssstwwooooooweeekkkssssssgghghhgbkkbkkbfflurrrgghhshstiitttzzz!!!!!!! <p>(paraphrase)

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Howdy stranger. I'm Hauser.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    If things haven't gone worng, I'm talking to myself and you don't have a wet towel around your head.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    You are not you...

    by Motoko Kusanagi are ME!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    In twenty seconds you'll be dead...

    by caruso_stalker217

    I'll blow this place and be home in time for Corn Flakes. <p>Motoko, TOTAL RECALL runs in my fucking veins!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    What you been feeding this thing?

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Relax, you'll leev lahngah.

    by caruso_stalker217

    Recall Recall Recall! You thinkin a goin there? Well don't! I had a friend who went there, almost got himself lobotomized! Don't fuck wit ya brain, pal, it ain't worth it!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants


  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    How did I get in this taxi?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    The door opened. You got in. <p>Bwahahaha! The great "Johnnycab"! Man, I love this movie!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Hey, Benny! SCLREW YEWWWWWW!!!

    by caruso_stalker217

    When I flex it's like I'm cumming!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Spacewhore Has Three Boobs!

    by LaserPants

    THREE! She must be from space.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST

    That was your wife?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    What a bitch.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    The fare is 18 credits please!

    by caruso_stalker217

    Sue me, dickhead. <p>AAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    The Martians love Kuato.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    They think he's fuckin' George Washington.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Original Movie Really Is Hilarious

    by LaserPants

    I haven't watched it in ages, but I loved it when it first came out. Watched it maybe 10 years ago and still thought it was great and totally hilarious. Love the political commentary too. Love that the ending plays out as if he may, in fact, be waking up from a dream, and therefore will be deemed totally insane. Great flick! I should watch it again. <br><br>Oh, by far the best kill in the movie is when DER AHHHHHHHHHRNUULD rips the armrest out of the dream chair and jams it into the scientists neck!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    She's going to be Hauser's BABE

    by caruso_stalker217

    I'll bust his balls!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Kuato Is The Che Guevara of MAHZ

    by LaserPants


  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:40 a.m. CST

    "Total Retread"

    by OgreYouAsshole

    That's all I have.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:40 a.m. CST

    The best line, hands down...

    by caruso_stalker217


  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Who told you to THINK?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I don't give you enough information to THINK! You do what you're told. THAT'S what you do!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST

    And the best scene, hands down...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Where he's the supposed hologram and says: "HA HA HA, you think this is the real Quaid...? IT IS!" And then blows those fuckers away.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST

    by photoboy

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Open your miiiiiiiiiiiiind.....

    by caruso_stalker217

    Kill him. <p>It's about GODDAMN TIME.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:46 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna drill you, sucka!

    by caruso_stalker217

    I'm gonna GRIND YOU UP!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Chick with the three tits.

    by most excellent ninja

    fucking hell this movie is sacred.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Fuck no!

    by chuffsterUK

    Just give Verhoeven a shit load of cash to tidy up the original an re-instate all the cut gore!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Sacred it is indeed, most excellent ninja!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Awesome dialogues, awesome fx, plus totally fucking awesome action and carnage never seen again in a hollywood mainstream film.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST

    The best line in the movie....

    by emeraldboy

    if im not doug quid, den who de hell i am.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST


    by hulkbuster

    this was an awful movie why even go near it?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Keep it up Hollywood

    by Six Demon Bag

    only 4 more of my childhood faves left--Cloak and Daggger, The Wizard, Last Starfighter, and Yentl. Remake these at your own risk...i WILL start carpet bombing California

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    His last few films were not that great. and you could see that his heart wasnt in it really. I saw nearly all of his films. Last action hero was the bravest film arnie ever made. He really sent himself up in that one. riksy at that stage.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST

    they cant remake yentyl..

    by emeraldboy

    There is no singer in Hollywood to match La streisands vocal range. if they even attempt a remake. she will sue.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    how fucking stupid

    by just pillow talk

    Stupid fucking drippy whores. Fuck you Hollywood. Nothing can top Arnold's. <p>Hey man, I've got five kids to feed!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST

    and The Thing was on last night

    by just pillow talk

    Ya fuckers hear that? Remaking dirty little billie bastards! Perhaps the whole fucking industry should go on fucking strike. <p>What have you been feeding this thing? Blondes.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST

    it's the best mindfuck yet

    by vicious_bastard

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST

    The fare is 18 credits please

    by rogueleader66

    sue me, dickhead

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST

    "If I'm not me, then WHO THE HELL AM I?"

    by YackBacker

    The Schwarzenegger movie is a hands-down classic of action-cinema. Puppet Quatto, tri-breasted Martian babes and all. Whatever they come up with nowadays will lack in the original's verve and silliness.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:48 a.m. CST

    You saying she likes it?

    by rogueleader66

    No i'm sure she hated every minute of it

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Kurt Lockwood WILL be in the movie...

    by MrSentinel

    I swear this is true.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Arnies nostril

    by Amity75

    As long as the Arnie character spends the movie with a huge stretched nostril after pulling the tracking ball out of it. They forgot to apply that to the original.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Triple breasted whore (of eroticon six)

    by V'Shael

    Was I the only one that recognised her as Ensign Sonia Gomez from TNG?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Failure at the box office should seal its fate

    by Shub-Wankalot

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Thoughts? The original still stands up today...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...There is a couple of awkward effects shots, and the universe doesn't feel as dense or large as it would with a computer aided filling out, but shit, half the flicks out today still have that problem. I guess it would be worth remaking it to cast the flick properly. I love Arnie, and hes got some classic cheese in this flick, but hes just about the shittiest choice for the lead role as you could get. It should have been a nebbish office worker, like a beef cake construction worker.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna soak Hollywood in gasoline...

    by SquirrelPhister

    ...and burn this motherfucker to the ground...

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST


    by alice 13

    pay up dickwad.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Is media messiah a fucking troll or really...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...That fucking stupid. Every talk back, he pops up with a suggestion for the movie at hand that is exactly what a fucking moronic, lowest common denominator appealing studio executive would suggest. "The problem with the original Total Recall movie is that it got more than a little weird and disturbing with the make-up effects and unlikable, often grotesque, characters." Thats exactly what made it GOOD, you fucking retard. I've heard one other person suggest that Total Recall would benefit for a bourning up, and that was Moriarty, a person whose love of the mediocre is almost as strong as yours.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    They should remake Blade Runner

    by ominus

    why not? the studios have now better sfx,bigger budgets,the power of internet for PR,a big fandom. <p>and they are not going to be shown as money-whores,since they could say that they are not remaking,but adapting the original Philip Dicks story,and the movie will be more respesctful to that. <p>oh yes,no money whores at all.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Ominus, media messiah had some suggestions for that...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...I think it involved bullet time and making the robots more likeable. I think he wanted a funny black one that talks really fast and in Future Ebonics.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    I still say TR is Arnie's best film...

    by Napolean Solo

    For me anyway. Followed closely by Predator, Terminator 1, THEN T2.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Once Again...NO NO NO

    by ZoeFan

    This is a classic film...ahead of its time special effects wise that needs not to be remade. Hollywood Assclowns!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Kurt Lockwood Will Be Turning Tricks Under The El Train

    by LaserPants

    And doing it for a discount.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    No one should touch Blade Runner

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Unless of course Christian Bale wants to do something with it.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST


    by turketron

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST


    by turketron

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Kurt Lockwood's Penis as the ball in Arnold's Nose

    by most excellent ninja

    you heard it here first.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Great ready for a surpriiise!!!!1!!1

    by Xian042

    or not.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Only do this if you can do it justice

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Hauser is a dick.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    We get it snowcone

    by most excellent ninja

    you don't like Bale, Nolan, Begins or Dark Knight. You've been saying the same shit for years here. And also right wing bullshit if i'm not mistaken.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Great flick

    by KelseysNuts

    This film is great in so many ways ... effects, action, story (OK, it's not like the original Dick story), performances, music. BTW, another scene which can't be in a major Hollywood blockbuster today: when Arnie is being chased on the escalators by Richter and he uses some poor bastard as a human shield. How many bullets does that guy take? 20? 30? Also, from the life imitating art department: the scene where Arnie runs through the full-length x-ray at the spaceport... isn't there now a full-length x-ray being tested at airports now?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Should be the Cronenberg version that didn't

    by Samuel Fulmer

    get made when De Laurentiis pulled the plug back in 1984 (probably after getting burned by Lynch's Dune). I think Richard Dreyfuss (!!!) was going to be Quaid, but I guess that makes sense because Cronenberg wanted an every day guy thrown into an extraodinary position. BTW, Total Recall is Arnold's best film. He actually tried to act, and the film was kind of a joke, but that mix of camp and seriousness makes it the classic that it is today. And it's got to be one of the most quatable films of all time, next to Predator of course.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    You think Total Recall is a classic???

    by metaluna

    That sums up most people here in a nutshell.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST


    by Spamgelus

    "first a sequel and not it seems that studios ask why risk it?" This made my head hurt.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    It's 10 years later

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Where is the Phantom Menace remake?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Remake the Wrestler

    by Samuel Fulmer

    But this time have Sean Penn in it as Randy the Ram so he can ham it up for yet another role. I want him to have his Carlito's Way hair too.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    I still hope the Poltergeist remake gets made

    by Samuel Fulmer

    and they actually let Tobe Hooper direct it this time.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST


    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Get the fuck off this site and do not, I repeat, do not return. EVER.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Re: The Phantom Menace remake

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Would be easy: simply add a story.<p>And a real director.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    im gettin on a plane right now i can be there in 4 hrs and im bringing a torch

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Verhoeven has become

    by Samuel Fulmer

    the new John Carpenter. I guess Hollywood has preaty much run out of Carpenter movies to ruin, so they vultures are circling the next great 80's genre director's films.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST


    by Sebilrazen

    re: 2 weeks <br><br> I shit you not, I work with a woman that looks like that mask/device... every time I see her I try to get her to say "Two Weeks"

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    David Cronenberg, Richard Dreyfuss and the original draft...

    by mojorising74

    I want the remake, if for no other reason than because the before Verhoeven, Cronenberg was attached to direct and he dd not have Swarzenegger in the lead. He had cast Richard Dreyfus. wrap your head around that. Total recall, directed by Cronenberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss. In a related tidbit, they interviewed Cronenberg after he watched Total Recall and asked him what he thought of Verhoeven's take on the material. He said he found it disturbingly violent. The interviewer responded, "come on. You invented exploding heads for crying out loud." He then said something that has stuck with me as a screen writer ever since. he said, "One murder, that has impact. Fifty murders? It's like rain. Why bother?"

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    P.T. Anderson's Phantom Menace

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Daniel Day Lewis as Qui-Gon...Mark Wahlberg as Obi Wan....Paul Dano as Annakin....John C. Reily as Jar Jar...Luis Guzman as Watto..Philip Seymour Hoffman as Boss Nass...Tom Cruise as Darth Maul...Philip Baker Hall as Palpatine...Emily Watson as Padme...Score by Jon Brion...Music by Aimee Mann..Coming Summer 2011.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    a remake of 90's film? fuck me i'm getting old

    by zapano

    and Hollywood and reached a new low. Quint, how can you seriously ask what's their motivation. What was the motivation to make Beverly Hills Chihuauha?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Friday the 13th remake

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Did anyone see how big a drop the box office took this past weekend. Yeah I know it's already made it's budget back many times over thanks to the huge first weekend, and yeah horror remakes usually have big drops the second weekend, but 81%. That's dreadful. That's Halle Berry Catwoman bad.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Original Film's track record

    by filmcoyote

    To take up Vern's point Original Film has made Prom Night remake, Cruel Intentions (a remake), I Am Legend (a remake). Good name pick Moritz you cretin!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Total Recall videogame for the NES

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Talk about shit! Now that I think about it, the only good movie games on the NES were Batman, and Goonies II. Jaws, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Back to the Future NES games were all terrible.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Or how much better...

    by Kid Z

    ...the 3-boobed chick's third boob will look as CGI rather than latex.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Kid Z

    by BacardiRocky

    That wasn't a real third boob! Thanks for ruining my childhood. Damn you!!!!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    C'mon everyone....

    by BillyPilgrim

    After the execs get their hands on this it will end up as Paul Blart Totally Recalls.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Indy IV

    by enderandrew

    Indy IV totally stole the ending from Total Recall. Alien device is activated, flooding the area with water. The hero and his girlfriend climb up a plateau and then look down at the basin where the alien device was.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch :

    by V'Shael

    "Is media messiah a fucking troll or really that fucking stupid" <p> My money is on stupid. And unbelievably deluded with self-importance, even by internet standards. So it's possible he works in the industry.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    God this news is annoying

    by Arteska


  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    One of my all time favorite films

    by electric_sheep

    and a total classic of action cinema. What a pointless remake, no one can beat the genius of - ged yoor ass do mwuers....

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Poltergeist and Tobe Hooper

    by enderandrew

    Did he get to direct the first one?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Get ready for a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Mr_X

    you can't remake a classic. you saw what happened to the hitcher. it's too soon. stupid holywood execs, all you do is look at remakeing films. how the fuck does one exactly get a job like that? i'd like to know.. cause i got 5 kids to feed!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Just leave RAW DEAL the fuck alone and we'll be o.k.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST


    by mr sulu

    You may cry…there will be no shame….I just never though theyd start remaking 90s films it just kinda crept up…then again should be be that surprised? After all what else is TDK than a Batman 89 remake and that was only the year b4 Total Recall (Ledger was fucking TEN YEARS OLD back then!! Imagine what a mind fuck that will have been for him when he was cast in TDK after seeing Nicolson as the big J only a few years b4)…I guess it wont be too long until an ABYSS remake or even a MATRIX remake. (Matrix is TEN YEARS OLD!! 10 FUCKING YEARS ALREADY!!)<p> Fuck you father time….your killing us all one day at a time…what is time anyway? I mean why dosnt everything stay as it is? Why is there time? There must be a way to stop it…I mean why does no one else seem to be worried? Time is gonna KILL YOU!! Don't you feel time gaining on you? ….It's like a predator; it's stalking you. Oh,you can try and outrun it with doctors, medicines, new technologies but in the end, time is going to hunt you down... and make the kill.<p> You know it never ceases to amaze me when someone dies and you hear about it from a friend or even a famous person dies and you hear on the news and everyone just goes..’oh was his time’ well FUCK THAT!…ARE THEY FUCKING CRAZY?! The person is DEAD!! He/she aint coming back EVER!!…I mean EVER!! Even in a million years…and people just accept it like its normal!!! Jesus christ almighty DYING ISNT NORMAL!! And you know what the scary thing is? Theres probably no nice orderly heaven and hell, 70 virgins whatever…cos if you don’t remember anything before you were born then theres a good chance it’ll be the same after…fuck me the enormity of it all hits me harder every fucking day…I mean what the fuck are we gonna do?!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Minority Report was TR2

    by Axl Z

    Wasnt it the sequel to the book? Will it be linked to MR?!?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    enderandrew INDY 4 stole MISSION TO MARS end too

    by mr sulu

    think about it

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Mr Sulu

    by Mr_X

    I hear ya buddy i hear gun is nearly 25 years old.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    Please stop talk-bashing Kurt Lockwood...

    by MrSentinel

    My comments are meant as tongue in cheek for Mr. Lockwood, not a free for all to bash the guy. What I do is out of respect. Okay, folks? Thanks for understanding.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    Mr. Sulu .. prepare yourself now for the envitable

    by durhay

    Back To The Future remake, where Marty travels back 30 years ... to 1985.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    I never read Dick's book, but if they go back

    by skimn

    to the original source material ala The Thing, okay then. BUT YOU KNOW THEY WONT. Moritz is a grave robber.<p>What was the concept behind the tv series. And if its about implanting memories and identities, isn't that the idea behind Dollhouse?<p>Oh, and my favorite Bottin effect is Quaid pulling the probe through his nose. "When you hear a crwunch you're dere." And Tony, the mutant with the kinda vag-head.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9 a.m. CST


    by mr sulu

    tell me about it - Superman The Movie is 31 years old this year!..31 fucking years!! and superman himself is long dead and gone :(.....Alien is 30 years old..The Terminator is 25 years old (25 years!! only star trek should ever be that old!)<p> but wait Star Trek is 43 years old now!!...its like it happened in World War II or somthin!! how can Shatner be an old man now?! it used to astonish me back in 91 when Trek was celebrating its 25th its coming up to its 50th!!!<p> some all powerful being has accelerated time so everything is moving twice as fast i swear to god

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    durhay - you know...dont you

    by mr sulu

    yep i can TOTALLY see that happening - BTTF the remake set for summer 2015...a neat 'tewist' has marty land in 1985!!..i bet Universal are planning it right now...prob starring the main guy out of High School Musical 9 (whos probably still in kindergarden now) holy fuck...poor MJF hows he doin

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Mr Sulu

    by skimn

    How about living in the future of the past? All those futuristic films of the sixties and seventies that prophesized all sorts of miracle gadgets in the year 1998!!! It blows my mind that we are less than a year away from 2010. And we still haven't made contact yet.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST


    by most excellent ninja

    you're just a fat cunt. fuck off already. aintitcool isn't for you. Total Recall is a classic.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Matrix being 10 years old next month freaks me out

    by most excellent ninja

    that is fucking scary.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    My theory of Total Recall

    by brock landers baby

    Is this. When Doug is about to get his "holiday" implant,an assistant holds up the file and says,"Oh,blue skies on Mars". I believe that from this point on it is all a dream.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    skimn-i still cant get over it being 2001

    by mr sulu

    let alone 2010!!!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Do they not own something that can play movies?

    by CherryValance

    Seriously. Back in the day people used to do the same play over and over and over again because there were no recording devices. So you couldn't just watch Hamlet when you felt like it. But it's been 30 years now since normal people have had devices in their homes with which they could playback movies. So why do we need to remake anything when we can rent or buy the original? Hmm? It's like no one in Hollywood has one of these fantastical inventions. If they did, they would clearly see the waste of time, energy, and money that remakes are.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Mr Sulu - star trek 25

    by Mr_X

    I actually remember all that fuss about the 25th anniversary. i thought to myself, wow that's a long time. cause i used to remember watching star trek on tv as a kid, and remember it looking a little dated. I'm 35 now. and all this stuff just didn't seem that long ago y'know? i actually remember watching total recall on the big screen and laughing out loud when arnie said " you think this is the real quaid?!??!" god damm. i should be married with kids. holy fuck in 15 years time i'll be 50!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST


    by most excellent ninja

    so what do you do dude?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    in real life?

    by Mr_X

    I work as a project manager, in IT contracting. but out of contract at the mo thanks to the genreal shittyness of the economy. It's bad out there. truly fucking awful

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Mr_X dont think like that!!

    by mr sulu

    try not to think like that'll give yourself nightmares...regarding Star Treks 25th i remember at the time telling people it was incorrect as it was actually its 27th!(The Cage was 1964..which would have made 1989 the 25th - celebrated by Shatners TREK V) but i could sort of see why they were calling 1991 the 25th as it was the first transmission in 66 and didnt have Kirk till then<p> What else....Elvis has been dead 32 years now!!! Holy shit…plus he first burst on the scene 55 years ago now!! Yes you read that right FIFTY FUCKING FIVE YEARS AGO!!…not twenty five FIFTY FIVE!! More than half a CENTURY! I guess in one respect Elvis will never get old, but he had to fucking die for that to happen..poor one was looking out for the king :(<P>

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    As long as it still has, "Consider that a divorce"

    by LaneMyersClassic

    my ass will be in the theater.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    This is actually better than doing a Schwarzenegger sequel

    by ABking

    TOTAL RECALL is such a well made Schwarzenegger/Verhoeven action film that I would HATE it if Arnie and Paul wanted to make a sequel today. This film needs NO sequel and it's better if they remake it than do a sequel. Don't get me wrong, it's way too early to make a sequel to this film (it came out in 1990, HELLO Moritz!) but if they have to remake/reboot/rethink this sci-fi masterpiece, this is one Arnie sequel I DON'T WANT! I bet some of you just shit your pants with that statement:) I would much rather Arnie and Verhoeven make the long delayed CRUSADE as one of Arnie's comebacks (along with THE EXPENDABLES of course). Arnie has better sequels to make like KING CONAN, PREDATOR 3 , TERMINATOR 5 and TRUE LIES 2. By the way, check out Clint from MOVIEHOLE's thoughts on remaking Total Recall here

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    how funny do you think it was for the midget girl

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    who was the only mars 'freak' they didn't add some kind of fake prosthetic to.<p> "Give this one a melty face. And this guy? one eyeball."<p> "Sir, what about the midget?"<p> "nah she's good to go."

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    arnold - get your ass back in duh moovies

    by mr sulu

    King Conan (hes the right age) and Predator 3 (that would cancel out fucking awful reboots)...T5 and T6 (carrying on what should be an awesome 1984 era Arnie cameo in T4 going up against Bale.)...<p> all HARD R rated.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Arcadian Del Sol. Good to go. And totally fuckable.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Running Man was an abortion.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    The book's ending was hard as nails.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    TWO WEEKS!!!

    by Slippy

    Just as long as we get a "See you at the pahty Victah!"

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    To paraphrase Cohaagen..

    by Clavius

    "We're gonna remake this move and be home in time for Corn Flakes."

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    "one day - if the rebels win, it all might end."

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    This is the result of declining literacy in this country

    by kevred

    People in Hollywood no longer seem to be inspired by written stories. They just ape previous movies. It's sad, and it seems to be accelerating.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Some more dates to freak you out.

    by Clavius

    <br>Jaws 34 years.<br> <br>Close Encounters<br> <br>Star Wars 32 years.<br> <br>Empire 29 years.<br> <br>Jedi 26 years.<br> <br>Raiders 28 years<br> <br>Temple of Doom 25 years<br> <br>Last Crusade 20 years<br> <br>Tron 27 years<br> <br>Wrath of Khan 27 years<br> <br>Doctor Who (original airing) 46 years.<br> <br>Caddyshack 29 years<br> <br>Terminator 2 18 years<br> <br>The Goonies 24 years<br> <br>Toy Story 14 years<br> <br>Episode 1 10 years (already?!)

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10 a.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    I'm actually on board wit hthis. I like Total Recall but it is painfully dated and campy. This is a great story that I wouldn't mind an update on as long as the governator stays the fuck away.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    If I'm not me...

    by MotherPussBucket

    ...then who the fuck am I?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    You wouldn't hurt me...

    by MotherPussBucket

    ...after all, we're married. BLAM!! Considderdedadivorce.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    You've got what you want...

    by MotherPussBucket

    ...give those people ear!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    If they make the hero a regular working stiff, it could be good.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Look very closely...

    by MotherPussBucket

    ...the LEFT boob is the fake one!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Raiders 28 years? Jesus.........

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST

    See you at the wrap party, Moritz!

    by jimmy_009

    If they stick to the book it might be a worthwhile "remake"

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Why do we complain about "remakes"

    by Bong

    when we, the movie-going public, give a film like Friday the 13th a 45 million dollar opening.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    AVATAR remake?

    by bobjustbob

    Has anyone started on the AVATAR remake yet?<p>I'm still waiting for a movie titled REMAKE REMAKE.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    money money and more money

    by haywood

    I have given up on Hollywood ever trying to make something original. Everything is based off something or has been done before, again with the remakes. I guess in this era of fiscal crisis, the risk factor is so great that original ideas are worthless, even though I hear it in the studios all the time, we want an original idea, but make it look like this. We are in a circle jerk of the non creative thought. What are we going to leave to the next generation? Another Total recall in ten more years? Another this another version of that? Hollywood pretends its doing art, well nobody repaints the mona lisa again and again, and calls it Mona Lisa 2. How about rewriting Moby Dick? The industry is called an industry for a reason, they might as well be making shoes, or jackets every year. Until the mad people take charge of the studios it will all be the same old thing again and again..a waste of an art form. excuse the rant, to much coffee this morning. Best to all.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    That's 45 million courtesy of kids who weren't around for the original movies and aren't smart enough to know they're being sold a hot steaming turd in a paper bag. The movie dropped significantly by the second week--bad word of mouth, I guess.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I agree with:

    by kabong

    Mullah Omar, Toonol, bacci40, Lyghthouse, a goonie,

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Listen, when you get the the Mars Hilton

    by DonnyUnitas

    drop the brubaker ID off at the desk. HOW DOES IT GET MORE EPIC THAN THAT? This movie cannot be remade. It's unconscionable.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I Read The "Total Recall" Novel!

    by Maegnarval

    It came out June 1990 & was written by, Piers Anthony. It had more in it about the Aliens that built the device that gave Mars, air, heat & liquid water. The Sun would have of gone nova as well if the device was mistreated.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    yes, please

    by Hellboy

    Although Total Recall is tons of fun, it's a total garbage movie. As for comparing puppet Quato to cg Quato...well, there isn't a cg one yet so where's the comparison? Besides...I got five kids to feed.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    face it we're all getting old

    by Mr_X

    the more remakes that get remade only serves to remind us of how old we're getting. so either we can a) stop aging or b) not go to any of these remake movies and vote with our feet and hard earned cash.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    the economy is in the tank. we need feel good movies

    by Mr_X

    i said it before and i'll say it again. ride that bollywood bandwagon for family fun and fare. you hit new markets, create these on mass, sell the soundtracks.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    I still have to read Cronenberg's version

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    His draft of the script was dropped for not being enough like Raider's Of The Lost Ark - on Mars! He walked off the project and into The Fly. Clearly his take would have been more cerebral. Neil Moritz isn't cerebral. Bad cheese.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    flight of the navigator

    by Mr_X

    remember that movie?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    This is a bad idea...

    by 420 Boylston St

    One of the great things about Total Recall was it was an independent film with bankable hollywood star. Also great minds collaborated with Carolco because they were the it studio and did things their way for a short time of course. I don't think it will be any good if doesn't have the edge it requires.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Have I told anyone here how much I hate

    by 420 Boylston St

    PG-13 action movies! Pandering to the lowerest common denominator.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Stuntcock Mike

    by landocolt45

    I have to agree that is the best line in the movie. See you at the party Richter!! Classic

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I saw the first one in the theater for my 11th bday

    by Charlie_Allnut

    One of my fav movies from my teen years. I agree w/ Mullah Omar...use the books title, do NOT use or mention Total Recall. Adapt the book, have no similarities w/ the Arnold movie and I MIGHT be ok w/ this. It'll probably still be nowhere as good as the original. Not even close. No chance.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    No. Just no.

    by Cory849

    No. No. No. <br><br> How can you remake a film that was perfect to begin with and still seems contemporary on re-watching? Ridiculous.

  • he's such a fucking diamond geezer, and i've been waiting or a film that will really showcase his talents. but not a remake, the man deserves his own trilogy

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Time to hand in you geek membership card and hit the road. That or you just have shitty taste. But don;t worry man, they just released the new The Day The Earth Stood Still on DVD, so go have some fun.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Short story vs movie

    by #1 Zero

    The short story is very different from the shwarz movie. It's more of a mindbender when the end is a new beginning and so on. More like a twilight zone episode than anything else. Also I thought the production company Halcyion which is doing and owns the rights to the Terminator franchise also owned all of Philip K Dick's work, so I don't know where this "Original Films" came in. But something for someone to research somewhere I guess.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Arnold, Ironside, and Cox

    by jarjarmessiah

    Those guys made the originas so greast. As well as the midget hooker and three-tittied hooker.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Arnold, Ironside, and Cox

    by jarjarmessiah

    Those guys made the original so great. As well as the midget hooker and three-tittied hooker.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Verhoven is pretty much 100% excellent

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Yeah, I'm including Showgirls. C'mon, that movie is so ridiculous that it's good.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Who cares, Samuel L. Jackson is Nick Fury!

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    Suck my dick loser.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Lets not forget Jerry Goldsmith's score!

    by skimn

    And since the basis of Total Recall is what is real-what is not, didn't Cronenburg already wring that concept with Existanz ?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Noooo! What a stupid idea

    by PornKing

    Arnold cannot be topped. Remake of a 20 yr old movie? Stupid.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    midget hooker standing on the bar firing a machine gun

    by turketron

    Hey Quaid, you ever fucked a mutant?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    David Cronenberg...

    by Samplelord

    Was hired was first as the director of Total Recal, he worked on the project for a year but quit because the studio wanted an action movie with an action movie star. I hope they will hire someone (c'mon Dave, give it one more shot...) who will stick to the tone of the story...

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Bad spelling...

    by Samplelord

    I'm stoned and Dutch, so don't hold it agains me...

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    i hear WATCHMEN is going to be remade!?

    by Judge Briggs

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    He wrote many other stories

    by matineer

    They should use one. No Ahnuld? Come on. Have they greenlighted the Star Wars remake yet? Lucas' smarts are holding that up, I bet.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Funnt that that profuction company...

    by kungfuhustler84

    is called "Original Films," and that they wanna make a REMAKE, with a bunch of CGI. Who the hell runs that dumbass shit?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    In this one can the hooker have her third tit on her back?

    by otm shank

    You know, for dancing.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    why not six tits

    by Mr_X

    like udders. this is an awesome idea

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    my cat has six.

    by Arcadian Del Sol

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST


    by Arcadian Del Sol

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    The Cat From Outer Space

    by Bishop6

    starring myley cirus!!!!!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Remake Hercules in New York!

    by TurdontheRun

    Funniest Arnold movie, along with Total Recall and Commando. All three are more hilarious than his actual comedies.<p> Do not fucking remake Total recall, however. It was/is fucking great. The combination of loopy Verhoeven and Arnold at the peak of his iconic powers gave us something pretty unique for a Hollywood studio blockbuster. There's actually some pretty insane stuff in that movie that would inevitably get sanitized these days. I would have liked to have seen Cronenberg's version with Richard Dreyfus (or was it William Hurt?); it would probably have been more intellectual, but nowhere near as much fun or as crazy (obviously Cronenberg has crazy shit in his movies, too, but in a more sober, detached way, unlike Verhoeven's manic and in-your-face over-the-top nuttiness and vulgarity). see yooo at the paaatty, ree-chter!!!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST


    by Se7en

    STOP ! STOP !

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST


    by Cisco Dyke

    Sharon Stone's vagina will make a cameo

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    "Original Films"

    by moviemaniac-7

    Mwhahahaha. But why remake this one? It is good as it is. GET A FUCKING GOOD IDEA, HOLLYWOOD AND... I don't know, turn that into a film. Lazy fucks.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I hear Sharon Stone is free.

    by Dwide Shrewd

    Well, not free, but... available.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    It's NOT gonna be a remake of TOTAL RECALL

    by slone13

    <p>It's going to be an adaption of Dick's "I Can Remember It For You Wholesale". Huge difference.</p> <p>It's like how The Last Man on Earth and Omega Man are both adaptions of "I am Legend". </p> <p>Most people have never read "I Can Remember It For You Wholesale", much less even heard of it. So it's easier to say it's a Total Recall remake.</p>

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Gettign tired of all the bitching about remakes.

    by HoboCode

    Who gives a fuck? At the end of the day does it affect you in the slightest? Seriously. You still have the original on DVD that you can watch and a new generation has something they can relate to. What is the god damn tragedy? I Hell at least this shit is keeping the industry and its thousands of workers employed.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute..Did I actually see the original, or...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    did someone remember it for me? I'm confused now. Maybe the producers of this remake will gas the theater audience and they'll remember it as actually being a good movie.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    by Arteska

    The 'tragedy' is that this 'new generation' you speak of has NOTHING new unto itself and it's pathetic. It's pretty specious to pretend that only remakes of remakes can keep creatives employed. If the industry keeps stripmining itself it will will spiral inward on itself. People that care about the industry should be concerned with that. One movie isn't a big deal but this is just another one in a long chain that doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Sharon Stone is probably available AND free...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    as long as there are prescription meds in the deal.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Maegnarval: I bought the novelisation too

    by NEUR0M4NCER

    When I was reading it, I had to keep checking the cover... 'No, it's not a kids' version'... Read some more. Check *underneath* the dust jacket; nope. Definitely the official novelisation. It reads like a fucking child wrote it. I was so utterly alarmed by the standard of the book, that I went down to the local charity shop and picked up another Piers Anthony book - don't ask me what it's called - and it was also fucking dire. You can say all you want about Lucas being a shitty hack who can't write... at all, but at least he had the grace to get Alan Dean Foster to do the novels. Fuck Piers Anthony.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    The original is not suitable as a film

    by harmil

    The original doesn't work as a film. You would have to re-design the story around a screenplay, not just adapt it. That's what the first movie did. I could see a very different treatment of the story as a film, but it wouldn't be any more faithful to the original. Essentially, the first movie started with the idea that the short story would introduce the film, and it went from there. You can go an awful lot of directions from that starting point.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Just rewatched the original for fun...

    by MJohnson

    ...and it is even more the suck than I remembered it to be.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    No Michael Ironside as Richter=BOOOOOO

    by Darth_Gonz

    I so badly want to "see him at the party" in this new film.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Is Verhoeven gonna have to choke a bitch?

    by virtual_ninja

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Where can I get a hologram watch

    by DarthFloyd

    " dought it dwas me...IT IS!" Machine gun fire erupts<p>Will all of this talk of remaking old films, and The Wrestler having done so well, does this mean a remake of All The Marbles will be gearing up soon?

  • there was just me in the cinema and an old guy down the front...he started beatin' off when the first sex scene started....he was fuckin lovin' it<p> this was the opening weekend too<p> she was hot in this though...and hot as fuck in the first BI...time is chipping away at her looks now - FUCK YOU TIME!...shes still pretty nice though.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Why not go back to Cronenberg's screenplay...?

    by blakindigo

    I'm just saying...

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Not the remake we deserve...

    by JuntMonkey

    but the remake we need.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Milton Moorehead as Quail's Wife

    by JuntMonkey

    from Syosset, Long Island.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Turd Furgeson as Quaid's Uncle

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Agree about Running Man

    by JuntMonkey

    I would love a proper Running Man, although it would be extremely difficult to pull off that depressing dystopian slum world as it's depicted in the book without being boring. I'm all for the Total Recall remake...the first movie is not that great. I don't think the short story is so great either, but the potential is certainly there.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Get Ready For A Surprise!

    by BiggusDickus

    Two weeks...two-o-o weeeeks!<p>Oh, and 'yay' for hottie dwarf girls in fishnets!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    See you at the party Richter

    by RobertBaron


  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by Acquanetta

    Someone really needs to mix Arnold into that Christian Bale rant.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    "first a sequel and not it seems that studios ask why risk it?"

    by henrydalton

    Lay off the booze, Quint...

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    first a sequel and not it seems that studios ask why risk it?

    by spacechampion

    This site would be better if its writers knew things like grammar and how to write coherently.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Site would be better if they simply hired an editor

    by RobertBaron

    I'm available BTW... and affordable.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Shia "The Beef" LaBaeouf as Quaid

    by rhcp2sweet

    Directed by DJ Caruso, the man who ripped off Rear Window and North By Northwest consecutively

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Star Trek

    by joshuavance1701

    Fucking Avatars eyeball sockets at a theater near you.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by oceanic86

    Total Recall is a classic. Paul Verhoeven is the shit. He really needs to do another big-budget, R-rated sci-fi/action film.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by ops2

    I heard that a remake of Slumdog Millionaire is in the planning stages. Is that true. If they are making a remake just keep the music I thought it was a great soundtrack. Reminded me of Terminator.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    I'm done paying for remakes

    by Yo_SheBitch

    Didn't pay for Friday the 13th, Halloween or Texas Chainsaw and won't pay for this, Last House on the Left or A Nightmare on Elm Street either. I'll see TR eventually on cable or sneak into the theater if I'm at all curious but I can't give money to Hollywood remakes of classics anymore.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    HoboCode's irony-laden post

    by oceanic86

    "Who gives a fuck? At the end of the day does it affect you in the slightest? Seriously. You still have the original on DVD that you can watch and a new generation has something they can relate to." <p>Hahaha! This, coming from someone who has posted hundreds of whining, bitching, complaining talkback comments on how Watchmen is going to suck.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    TOTAL REMAKE totally sucks!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Enough already. TOTAL RECALL is notable only for a pre-fame Sharon Stone role as Ahnold's backstabbing wife and really bad animatronics when Arnie and his love interest are about to die at the end when they're exposed on the surface of Mars.<p>Other than that, it's a mediocre Swarzenegger action flick unworthy of more than a second viewing, and completely undeserving of being remade.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    misquoting the film a la Knocked Up

    by darthpigman

    Quint, it's "Dammit Cohegan, you've got what you want. Give dis people air."

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I love it if it's a dream

    by RowdyRoddyStriper

    How fucked up is it if it really was all a dream implanted by Recall? Not only did his current wife try to kill him, he ended up icing her. Imagine going home to her after that? Love it.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    You got a lot of nerve showin' your face in here!

    by RowdyRoddyStriper

    Look who's talking!!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    What the FUCK did I do wrong???

    by RowdyRoddyStriper

    Harry, you're making a big mistake!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST


    by RowdyRoddyStriper


  • Feb. 26, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    I got five kids to feed!

    by RowdyRoddyStriper

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Bug pulling scene is classic!

    by Han Cholo

    It's obviously a fake head but Schwarzenneger's delivery of pain sounds and the way the head moves is hilarious!! <p> Oh and I believe the quote is: "Cmon Cohagen, you got what you want, give dees people aih!!"

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I loved how Arnold kept getting kicked in the balls!!

    by mr sulu

    It was LOL funny…a mega budget hard R film like this with a huge star with all the gore, ultra violence (like that brutal fight scene with the neck snaps where Quaid takes out about 5 guys...fucking eat that Bourne), F-bombs galore, racism etc would not get done today<p> if they remake they need to do a different take on it - maybe adapt the 'Wholesale' novel - like they were gonna do b4 it became an Arnold action movie..... DO NOT do a falt out reamke of arnies Total Recall and cast some doofus like Shia and make it PG13 (they will just know it)

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Yeah, why Total Recall? Running Man needs it...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Kings Running Man novella is fucking awesome. Straight up action sci-fi. Plus its a story thats actually suited to a Children Of Men shaky cam type treatment. Arnie's version is a fucking abomination when the book is taken into account. Plus Its been 8 years since the towers went boom. You can film the ending, kids wont remember what that shit relates to now.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    Go fuck yourself, buddy.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    I remember this mistake in Total Rcall...

    by drompter

    ...that has bugged me for years. Near the end, when the soldiers surrounded and unloaded their guns on Ahnuld but it turned out that he was a hologram. Well, all the soldiers were standing in front of each other forming a circle, and when they opened fire they should have killed each other in a rather nasty way, yet they continued to fire like crazy until they realized too late what has happened. I wonder how that could have slipped Paul back in the day and if they are planning to fix it some day.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Yeah, let 'em CGI that hooker with three tits

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Get the visual fx team to do a little sub-surface scattering on those sweater meat-mountains and you've got a winner.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    The fare will be 15 credits, Please!

    by Alientoast

    Thank you for using a Johnnycab, hope you enjoyed the ride! God, Total Recall, along with Commando, is probably one of the most quotable Arnold movies ever made. "Cahnseedah eet a deevoharce!!!"

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    They'll use CGI to add Benny a third hand...

    by drompter

    with the excuse that technology was not that advanced in that time.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Total Recall

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Total Recall has some great ideas and moments and it did win an academy award for specialFX. But the movie is quiet boring. "OOOOOOOOPEN YOUR MIND." more like "Close your eyes and gooooooo to sleep."

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Total Recall is only the first few chapters...

    by zinc_chameleon

    of the PKD novel, which is much more whimsical and weird than anything Voerhoeven could handle. And the last sentence is truly PKD: "He knew that he was back home on Earth at last, when he watched the oak trees migrate south in the autumn."

  • screwwwwwwwww youuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    and it seems

    by Mr_X

    this talkback is spilt between those that love it and saw it in the movies the first time around and can watch it again and again. and those that think it's crap and watched it on late night tv. Aw, shit, man! You got me. I ain't even married. Now put your fuckin' hands in the air!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    It's Only Been 19 Years!...What the Fuck, Hollywood?!?!?

    by drwynninblack

    Can we PLEASE get some new fucking ideas? Remaking one of Schwarzenegger's BEST films after only 19 years?! Good gravy!...

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST


    by Han Cholo

    HEY QUAID, YOU REMEMBER ME?!?! <p> I was always like, yeah, it's been less than an hour. Why would Quaid forget?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Hey man, let me ask you something....

    by Han Cholo

    You ever FUCK a mutant? <p> Benny had the most hilarious lines in the film.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST




  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    How is Total Recall boring?

    by successor

    <p>The hero gets beaten to a pulp and kicked in the nuts repeatedly. He nearly gets shot to death several times and has to use a body as a bullet shield at one point. He meets a beautiful woman whom he can't remember. He gets propositioned by a three-breasted hooker and mind-read by a mooncalf. He has to tear a bug out of his head. And to top it all off, he can't even be sure if everything he's experiencing is real or not.</p> <p>Now if that's boring, then what the hell is your idea of exciting? Dropping a safe on his head?</p> <p>And any notion of a remake is ridiculous. Whoever greenlit this piece of shit idea should be dumped out the nearest airlock.</p>

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Seriously, the remake suction is pulling in the 1990s?

    by Anakin Whoopass

    What's next, remaking films just a few years old? Oh wait, they did that already with the Hulk.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    I'm afraid that's not possible

    by JuntMonkey


  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    Didn't they cover all the Total Recall stuff

    by Series7

    With the series? Never saw it.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Sleazy? Demure?

    by caruso_stalker217


  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Fine with a remake

    by BendersShinyAss

    It can stand alongside the original. As much as i love total recal, I'd love to see the original story re-imagined and see mars looking more like Earth (WHICH IT DOES!!) <p> up yours NASA you lying fucks

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Did anyone see the documentary

    by Phloton

    that was on the special edition DVD a few years ago. What they could do is go back to one of the original scripts. It would've been very different with Jeff Bridges in the role. And at one point Cronenberg was attached before it went to Carolco. And if Aronofsky wants to remake a Verhoeven movie, give him this one. It would seem to suit is intellectual style.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    This is frickin' ridiculous

    by GeorgieBoy

    First Obama wins, now this.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST


    by bottombrick

    Cohagen is behind this remake, and California is fucked because Arnold was really Hauser all along.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    I'd Be Onboard with a Sequel Though

    by bottombrick

    If Richter comes back with metal arms

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    TRINO!!!!! TRINO!!!!! TRINO!!!!

    by bobjustbob

    You heard it here first!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    gotta love the elevator scene

    by Out of your element

    SEE YOU AT THE PARTY RICHTER!!! Verhoven is a fuckin genius!

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Rachel Ticotin and Sharon Stone..

    by conspiracy

    Let me tell you...those were some SMOKIN HOT WENCHES in 1990.</p><p>I LOVE Total is along with Predator...are epitome of late 80s early 90's sci-fi tinged action adventure movies. Huge budgets (for the time), Top Notch effects (for the time...and look at all those practicals!), a decent story and mega star driven. THIS IS POPCORN CINEMA at its finest. Remaking these types of films is as God Damned Ridicules as remaking Godzilla or can't improve on cheesy perfection.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    so now we're remaking movies from 1990?

    by The Amazing G

    what's next, a Jacob's Ladder remake?

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    hey Mr_X

    by The Amazing G

    I remember Flight Of The Navigator well, I fucking love that movie, in fact I wouldn't mind if Disney did a sequel to that as well since we're getting sequels to Tron and the Witch Mountain movies

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    you know what would be cool

    by geek molester

    a Lord of The Rings remake. Oh- how about remaking the Matrix? And jurrasic Park?

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    the amazing G

    by BendersShinyAss

    Jacobs ladder would be a welcome remake. the original was SHIT. But the script was quite good.

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Why not remake THE DARK KNIGHT?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I mean, it's almost ONE YEAR old!<p> Sheesh, Hollywood seems to be full of money-greedy dumb fucks. Sad, simply sad.

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST


    by Rearden


  • Feb. 27, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Please cast Arnold as the taxi driver.

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Wait, maybe not...then, again...nope, not a good idea. This whole remake isn't a good idea. I think Sharon Stone was only 55 when she was cast in the original.

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST


    by F-18

    It will CGI-filled(and probably filmed almost enirely in front of blue screens) and quite frankly, CGI isn't all that impressive anymore.

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Next year's movies will include

    by thegreatwhatzit

    a SCARFACE remake and a Kevin James extravaganza (he may insist upon playing Charles Foster Kane in a remake of you-know-what; naturally, it'll be spun-off into a sitcom).

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    typo correction

    by F-18

    entirely....not enirely

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 3:41 a.m. CST

    A pointless exercise if ever there was one...

    by workshed

    ...just like 'Dawn Of The Dead'. We'll always have the original. Wouldn't it be better to make a hardcore-porn version..? With a twelve-breasted dwarf.!

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Kevin James + CITIZEN KANE = appointment cinema

    by caruso_stalker217

    Written and directed by Steve Oedekerk.

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST


    by mr sulu


  • Feb. 27, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Total Recall was Schwarzenegger at the top of his game.

    by rbatty024

    Easily one of his best films. Not every director knew what to do with Schwarzenegger, but Verhoven managed to throw him into a world that was just as campy as his acting. Yet, at the same time it was a really smart film. Total Recall was like a B-movie with a big budget.

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Woah! A Remake! That's A New One, Hollywood

    by havehope

    Maybe they will get it in their thick fucking skulls that people will wise up and not bother showing up to their cheap cash-ins.

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Nice tits. All six of 'em.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    I totally would've fucked that midget(sorry,dwarf)

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    PKD one of my faves, Anyone read the story?

    by CharyouTree

    From what I remember MIB2 ripped it off for Tommy Lees storyline, something like, he goes to Rekall and they find a memory of him being visited by aliens and he'e a saviour for the human race or something?<p> Anyway Totall Recall is Total Awesome they should just change the name if they want to use the original story, also Verhovan says on the TR commentry Minority Report was going to be a sequal with them mutants who told Arnies fortune being the Pre-cogs, and Arnie clearing his name, now that would have been good.

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Why? The first one didn't have fart jokes?

    by JoeSixPack

    I don't understand why they would remake such an iconic film.

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    re: brock landers baby

    by _Maltheus_

    Of course it was all a dream/memory implant. It's not just the "blue skies on mars" comment, they even showed his Martian girlfriend up on the monitor in the Recall center. He's permanently stuck in his schizoid embolism event at the end.

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    This is a bad idea

    by Kefrif

    I'm convinced I just posted this headline on the Richard Pryor biopic thread aswell! This is a seriously bad idea, for the same reason that a Robocop remake is a bad idea - ie: they don't need it!! This was Verhoeven at his prime in Hollywood, and I do not think that the chase for the easy dollar (which this current spate of remakes most assuredly represent) is any reason to tarnish such classics. What the future might hold makes me tremble - a remake of Blade Runner? Jaws? Dr. No? Citizen Kane? Leave it be guys, and finance some original films instead, eh?

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    quato lives

    by nightfalls

    i dont think this is a good idea at all i mean it was arnies movie without him its just a movie selling the name

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Toss in another favorite scene

    by skimn

    The mind-fuck scene with the "doctor" trying to convince Quaid he's stuck in a dream. And a simple bead of sweat seals his doom. It plays out just long enough to make you think the "doctor" may be real.<p>And yea, the landscape is obviously modelwork, but nowadays we can marvel that people actually assembled it in bits and pieces, instead of bits and bytes.

  • Feb. 27, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST


    by JuntMonkey

    Where the f-ck did you get that line from? It isn't part of the story, you're mixing things up. And skimn, the doctor IS real (a real doctor in his head trying to help him); the sweat was part of the memory implant but Quaid mistakenly thought it proved he was in the real world.

  • Feb. 28, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST


    by caruso_stalker217

    You've got it all backwards, man. It IS a dream. It's all right there in that scene and I've got the direct quotation to prove it! <p>"In your mind I'll be dead, and with no one to guide you out, you'll be stuck in permanent psychosis. The walls of reality will come crashing down. One minute, you're the savior of the Rebel cause, next thing you know you'll be Cohaagen's bosom buddy. You'll even have fantasies about alien civilizations as you requested, but in the end, back on Earth you'll be lobotomized!" <p>And what happens after Quaid blows Edgemar away? The walls literally explode. Later it is revealed that he and Cohaagen ARE friends and the alien shit shows up for the big climax. Then there's those last lines where he and Melina discuss the possibility that it was all a dream. <p>You're right, though. He offers no proof that he is an accredited doctor. We are never shown a license or degree. I'll give you that.

  • Feb. 28, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    It Could be a dream or it could be real

    by CharyouTree

    ..which is what Verhovan was aiming for,<p> personally I think its real as he's says in the commentry thats why they picked Arnie for the role instead of Richard Dreyfuss and Bridges, because fans would be more inclined to believe in Arnie.<p> And don't forget they had a planned sequal which was going to be Minority Report so how could Quaid be back if he was lobotamized?

  • Feb. 28, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I think Verhoeven leaves it open to interpretation

    by skimn

    I know the head of Recall sets it up in the beginning of the movie selling the Ego Trip, "You kill the bad guys, save the planet and get the girl", and in the end even Quaid questions if it's all a dream. The beauty is that Verhoeven leaves it open for us to decide. And both sides of the question are concievably correct. Thats what makes it unique for your standard sci-fi actioner. And...a remake could never touch the original, and anyone who says it's boring or dated is a moron.

  • Feb. 28, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Should have said

    by skimn

    "..makes it unique for what could have been a standard sci-fi actioner."

  • Feb. 28, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    speaking of remakes....

    by emeraldboy

    I was amazon today. There is a supergirl remake in the works. it wouldnt suprise me. if you type in supergirl into amazon and select dvd. look down you will see the supergirl and beside that the date 2020. I think wb must working on it as part of a relaunch of the superman series.

  • Feb. 28, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    As they are remaking all films from the 1980s..

    by emeraldboy

    it wouldnt suprise that they are going to relaunch a lot film franchises. We all know its true. Freddie is getting rebooted and so is jason. Aronofski is doing Robocop. Big budget Remakes for all 1980s movies are on the cards. Except Legend, Labyrinth and Dark Crystal. If you think I am kidding. There is accorrding to er steve Guttenberg, a new police academy film in the works and he is in it. God help us all. I hope its just a threat. Police academy 9. no thanks.

  • March 1, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Hmmm maybe..

    by DarthMango

    If Arnies rol is portrayed by Guy Pearce and Christopher Nolan is the director... it has a chance!

  • March 7, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    hmm... this could go either way

    by DasMeister

    PKD wrote cerebral, challenging sci-fi. If this is an adaptation and development of his original ideas it might just work. If it is a remake of the Governator's work we're screwed. Total Recall is a classic of its time, fondly remembered perhaps by sci-fi buffs who saw it at the time on the silver. Total Recall '10 will be a disaster. "We remember it..." as a new film could be pulled off.

  • March 10, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Wasn't this a TV series too for Showtime?

    by orcus