UPDATE: expect battlebots
Hey folks, Harry here... This, this remake makes me six shades of nervous. First off, it is to be directed by Len Wiseman, who - other than being wed to a gobsmackingly awesome woman, has failed to impress me cinematically thus far. I'm not a fan of either of his UNDERWORLD cg fests. Nor was I a fan of his PG-13 LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, which again... had all the weight of Zero G. That said, I tend to have an incredible soft spot for Neal Moritz's films, they tend to have a frenzy and nutsyness that I appreciate... but none of that has appoached the wicked awesome contained in just about any pure unadulterated Verhoeven.
Now - our friend Frosty Skywalker over at Collider sat down with Neil, who told him, COLIN FARRELL is the Lead. I literally can't imagine TOTAL RECALL without Arnie or the Jerry Goldsmith or the awesome practical lunacy. Of course - who knows - maybe they'll cast the former Governor as COHAAGEN - as it is, I'm there in the hopes that Kurt Wimmer's script will carry the film... though I have to admit, I'd be more confident in this film if Wimmer were helming. Anyway - Frosty has more details over there, so check it out. If you're interested.