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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Sorry, Len Wiseman. I saw your footage at Comic-Con and while it did look very slick and high budget it also felt like it had no personality. Is there room to make a serious-minded version of Philip K. Dick’s We Can Remember It For You Wholesale? Absolutely. In fact, I would have killed to have seen David Cronenberg’s version of this story he was gearing up for in the late ‘80s with Richard Dreyfuss in the lead. What Paul Verhoeven did was crazy in only the way that insane Dutchman can pull off.

It feels like Wiseman’s trying to do a serious version of Verhoeven’s film, not adapt the actual original source material. Sue me if that sounds completely lazy and disinteresting to me.

So, let’s look back at the crazy fun of Paul Verhoeven’s film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Today’s pic has Schwarzenegger sharing a Mars Burger with Verhoeven.

Thanks to Marko Marin for sending this one along! Click to embiggen!




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  • Aug. 29, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST


    by BosskBalls


  • Aug. 29, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    No Tri Tit no sale

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    The remake will go the way of Conan

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    His pants are hiked up a little high there

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Second! but that's not the taxi driver!!

    by the_shitweasel_with_a_quizzical_brow

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST


    by LLL

    Remakes are soul-less cash-ins and total wastes of time, but this is one of the few movies that deserves one. Arnold's a megastar, but a better actor would rock a story like this. Even the directing and cinematography were bad. Everything was bright red or neon. If Mars really looks like Saved by the Bell, I'm cool w/ staying on Earth.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    I didn't know my old shop class teacher was in TR!

    by tangcameo

    That table saw to the face injury is healing up nicely.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    It may not be Benny

    by Quint

    But they are feeding, right? So that's something...

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST


    by unparanoid_android

    you misled us dammit! Jk

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Dean Norris?

    by Tom Vidovich

    Are you sure that's him? His make up is completely different in the film.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Benny the cabbie

    by Geektard_Smasher

    reminded me of late porn star/Happy Days cast member Jack Baker. Same look, hair and voice. Both had that sort of crackhead vibe going on.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Anyway, the original was perfect

    by Geektard_Smasher

    but it's sad to think that just a few wee years later Ah-Nuld would be porking fat, ugly, mexican maids and doing preggo cream pies into them. How could you, Arnie. Back in the day all your Venice Beach whores looked like Sharon Stone (even the one you and your pals gang banged at Gold Gym)

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    You think e.coli sucks on Earth...

    by YackBacker

    But for the love of God, don't eat the veg on Mars either (DOCTOR WHO shout out!).

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST

    William Hurt

    by longlivethenewflesh

    Isn't that who Cronenberg wanted to do his version with?

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Get your ass to Mars!!

    by banditmania

    Get your ass to Mars!!

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Lucas Turkey-Neck should sue!

    by la_sith

    Totally ripping Star Wars' font.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Adapting the original source material

    by Acquanetta

    Considering how brief the "original source material" is, I'm not sure we can get too worked up about them not being 100% faithful. Technically, they could just tack on the twist ending and still claim it was closer to the original story.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    They're remaking this?

    by Yelsaeb


  • Aug. 29, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Oh, yeah. Money.

    by Yelsaeb

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    TR's streaky/afterimage'opening titles to Goldsmith.

    by justmyluck


  • Aug. 29, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    FRIGHT NIGHT remake / CONAN remake x Len Wiseman = ...


    Ugh, go fuck yourself already, Hollywood.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST



    Wiseman's going to go one better than the tri-tit. Behold ... the tri-clit! Unfortunately, they'll only talk about it and not show it.

  • Otherwise, the lessons of NuCONAN and FRIGHT NIGHT in name only would weigh heavy on the suits' coke-addled minds.

  • Cronenberg remakes THE HOLLOW MAN, while Verhoeven remakes THE DEAD ZONE.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    CHINATOWN tomorrow

    by ShiftyEyedDog

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Arnold is such a ham, if....

    by teamneedle

    he didn't have to worry about his penis telling him what to do, he would be a pretty decent guy.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST

    kohaaaagen! Da peeeeple need Air-ah!

    by Cinemajerk

    But first let me eat dis Mars burger aaaaahh-eeeee-aaaaaaah!

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Wiseman? Ugh. Underworld sucked.

    by Cinemajerk

    Kohaaaagen! Da peeeple need a real director! Aaaaaaah-eeeeee-aaaaah!


  • Aug. 29, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    and cue to Asimov who will popup yelling how this

    by KilliK

    movie is a pile of shit which disgraced Dick's novela,that Arnold is a steroid freak with the charisma of a used condom,that the remake will be better because it will be more faithful,yada,yada,yada.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    The Book is much better than either movies...

    by zinc_chameleon

    because it only starts on Mars; then our protagonist travels halfway across the Galaxy as his psychosis grows. The last sentence is a true classic; let me paraphrase. "He knew that he had truly arrived back at the Earth he had always loved when he sat on his veranda, and watched the oak trees migrate south in the autumn." That's PKD!

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    LOL, look at that expression!

    by wonderboy2402

    And no, not the one on the mutants face.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Arnie looks so happy...

    by DougMcKenzie

    The beefy central american girls serving up craft services always put a smile on his face.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST

    See you at da pardee, Riktah!

    by Rhuragh

    The original Total Recall is awesome in the subversive way that only Paul Verhoeven can do. A remake by Len Wiseman? Really? Whose dumbass idea was that?

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    A better director for the remake...

    by DougMcKenzie

    Neil Blomkamp. Len Wiseman is the 21st century Tony Scott, just a professional lenser, who shoots competent action on time and on budget with no insight or depth.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    I fuckin love a good sandwich

    by Autodidact

    Seriously, I'm passing into that stage of life where I think about sandwiches and make epic hoagies with stacks of bacon on 'em and shit.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    It's all about the bread, by the way

    by Autodidact

    Pro tip.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST

    ...sounds completely lazy and disinteresting...

    by puto tenax

    Sums up Hollywood and this constant remake merry-go-round. I hope Disney's done John Carter right.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    stacks of bacon on 'em and shit.

    by BiggusDickus

    Son, you can keep that particular combo, I think I'll stick with cheese n' pickle...

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 11:41 p.m. CST

    JA!!!! ZAT lS GOOD@@@!!!!

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST

    "MARS BURGER" is written in "STAR WARS" lettering...

    by Olive It Up

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Considah dis a duh-vohrs! Arggghahhhhh!

    by Geofruben

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Do you know why I am such a happy man?

    by Jerry Piper

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:23 a.m. CST

    I didn't lose my mind... Cohagen stole it!!!

    by Jerry Piper

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    You blew my covahhhh!!!!

    by Jerry Piper

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Fuck em, will be a good lesson to the others.

    by Jerry Piper

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Is this going to be another Conan?

    by btc909

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 2:21 a.m. CST

    You can't remake Arnold

    by catlettuce4

    Arnold was a movie icon and casts a long shadow even to this day. The movies he made were not popular despite him, it was always because of him and his power to carry a movie. He had a huge screen presence and charisma, whatever you may think of his acting ability. He MADE these movies popular, and they were written (or rewritten in the case of Total Recall) to take advantage of his larger-than-life persona. You can't simply strip that away for a remake and then expect you will have a hit on your hands. Something like Total Recall would need to be heavily reworked to the point it should not even have the same name. I bet the money men on this Total Recall are nervous as hell after seeing how badly the Conan "remake" has fared (if they had not linked it so strongly to the Arnold version they may have had a chance). I hope the idiots who periodically murmur that they may be remaking Predator or (god help them) Commando with some uninteresting actor like Sam Worthington have all noted that you can't remove Arnold from an Arnold movie and expect it to do well. His movies were a genre unto themselves.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Movies with Arnold can not be remade...

    by ZodNotGod

    The are so inherently Arnold that they cease to be any thing, but Arnold. The one-liners, the goofy performances...don't bother. To remake this is lame and lazy. The violence will be gone, the weirdness diluted and the Verhoven slant, dulled. WHY?

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Arnold, Paul....oh and the maid Arnold fucked!

    by welcometothepartypal

    Boy those kids go back a long way.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Pictures a fake. Arnold never ate bread! Carbs are the enemy.

    by welcometothepartypal

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • or is that the nanny?

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Quint, the minute Wiseman was attached the remake was dead to me

    by AlienFanatic

    Wiseman HAS no new ideas. He's the motion picture equivalent of a copy machine. He takes what he's seen in other films (lighting, angles, color) and runs it through his little scanner and pumps out a passable, if washed out and uninteresting, copy. And the nepotism he displays by constantly casting his wife is beyond sad. I'm sure she can get roles on her own, as demonstrated by the drooling and ogling that goes on every time her name is mentioned on these threads. I suppose it's a way to pump up their income as well as providing him some stress relief in those lonely hours aboard his Star Wagon. I can't wait to see the remake fail hard and hopefully it'll FINALLY kill Colin Farrell's leading man career once and for all. (Fright Night's crash and burn was a beautiful spike in the endzone for anyone still hoping he'd be a boxoffice draw.)

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Alien fanatic...In defense of Colin Farrell...

    by Cinemajerk

    I never saw Colin Farrell as a big Hollywood lead actor. I always prefered his character work in small films personally. He is a good actor and a fellow Irishman. I think Farrell would have been much better served if this remake was being directed by someone with talent and a vision like Neil Blomkamp. But alas not. Wiseman didn't cast his wife in this remake did he? Ah-nuld's version would have sucked too if it weren't for the twisted irreverant violent mind of Veerhoven. If Wiseman had directed Ah-nuld, the first Total Recall would not be fondly remembered at all.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Ahnuld's got da munchies

    by MotherPussBucket

    How stoned does he look? Not as stoned as his mutant friend, I'll grant you.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST

    What, they don't like falafel?

    by davidwebb

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Ronny Cox

    by proevad

    makes me lose my shit in this movie. So funny. Paul just lets him go bananas and chew the shit out of the scenery. Love it.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Premium member of THE HACK PACK.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Wiseman isn't even Tony Scott, he's more like Craig R. Baxley. The moment Wiseman shoots anything as good as The Last Boy Scout, Revenge or True Romance let me know.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Martini's are like tits.

    by welcometothepartypal

    2 are good, 3 is too many. burp

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Geez Verhoeven. Actually EAT that sandwich.

    by BeanGrud

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    WOW! The Len Wiseman

    by thecheesegrommit

    Bashing continues. Geek fever continues to spread. I have liked his movies quite a bit and can actually make up my own mind as opposed to "riding the hate for the sake of hate train>:(" I'm sorry but Underworld was great stylized fun and Live Free or Die Hard (uncut) Was excellent! Yeah Excellent. I loved it. But whatever continue hating * His pants are hiked a bit high LMAO geeks can criticize anything!

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I've got to hand it to you Quint, that's the biggest mind fuck of all.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    catlettuce4... Truest post in this TB

    by ZoeFan

    Arnold is the attraction. Total Recall would have still done well at the box office because of Verhoven. However it was a blockbuster because of Arnold. Why don't studio execs get that? It's amazing what a hot as hell wife and a sucessfull hacky TV show (Hawaii 5-0, a remake) will get you in this town.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    @Cinemajerk Oh yes Wiseman DID put his wife in Total Recall...

    by AlienFanatic

    She plays the role, of all people, of Lori (the hot wife/double agent role that Sharon Stone played in Verhoeven's film.) I'll admit I've never found Beckinsale attractive, but she's also never come across as the femme fatale that the Lori character appears to be. TBH, having read Dick's story, the Lori character isn't even a factor, really. It was mostly invented by Verhoeven and the TR screenwriter. That said, if Wiseman really is pursuing more of a remake than an original take on TR, Beckinsale is a pale imitation in the role that Sharon Stone was born to play. There simply isn't an actress on the planet, aside from perhaps Megan Fox, with the combination of slutty/sly that Stone had. (Disclaimer: I'd never say I'd cast Megan in anything, only that she's got the same half-lidded look that Stone perfected.)

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Wiseman sucks because he sucks, not because movie geeks say he sucks.

    by Cinemajerk

    LOL. But come on. Underworld was a CGI crapfest and an excuse to shoot his hot wife in slo mo. WS ANDERSON does the same thing with his hot wife Mila Jovavich in the Resident Evil crapfests. Come to think of it, I always thought they were one and the same person. Slick slo mo imagery totally devoid of emotion or suspense.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Ok....Total Recall was half Ahnuld half Veerhoven

    by Cinemajerk

    Without Veerhoven, Total Recall would have been the running man. Fun because of Ahnuld....but not NEARLY as memorably violent and twisted because of Veerhoven.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    @thecheesegrommit re: Wiseman, Bay, et al.

    by AlienFanatic

    There is a FANTASTIC article I linked to from IMDB today over at While it's terribly long, and more than a little arrogant, it absolutely NAILS how Bay, Wiseman (though he goes unmentioned), Verbinski (by association with the POTC franchise), and others have vastly dumbed-down cinema over the past fifteen years. While it's fun for some to joke about the neckbeards here and on other AV forums, I find that a great number of the folks here appreciate films of all kinds. You'll find them just as adamant about some obscure cult film from the 50's as from something made five years ago. I read a post by some young kid as I was looking at the new "CGI Yoda" over on another site and the guy was absolutely in LOVE with all of the updates Lucas has made. He would love to erase all the "old guy" parts played by Sebastian Shaw and replace him with Christensen. In fact, he wanted to see Padme added to the "dead Jedi" sequence at the end of RoTJ because he loves Padme. THAT is the type of person that Wiseman, Bay, et. al. seem to cater to and it's absolutely lowering the bar, over and over again, for the appreciation of cinema. My wife chided me today for railing against a system that I cannot control, and I admit I'm tilting at windmills, but the lack of critical thought by today's directors (aside from true ingenues like Nolan, Wes Anderson (a personal fave), Gilliam, and others) is making folks like me pine for the 70's when directors and studios actually took chances and released an incredible number of thought-provoking and innovative film. I fear that if we keep letting tools like Bay wow us with their glossy, vapid blockbusters we may never see that level of creativity again, outside of a few exceptions.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    can't look at arnold the same

    by dagwood

    ...too slimy now.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    ...and if I hear, "Oh, it's just a popcorn flick" again...

    by AlienFanatic

    I swear, that's like saying "Well, I hate the taste of dog shit, but at least it's free."

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Ack! I called Nolan an ingenue

    by AlienFanatic

    If anything, I meant something like Virtuoso. Hell, maybe he's an innocent little girl, but I doubt he'd appreciate that comparison.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Abiding my time when remakes will become

    by XxSoulFlyxX

    remakes of remakes. Oh happy day...

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    The original is a staple of 80s culture (even though it was released in 1990)

    by Billy_D_Williams

    Loud, aggressive, cheesy, violent, over the top, but with a fantastic hook for the plot...Verhoven got it all and its why the film is so fucking great...its like watching some mad genius' wet dream of a film come to life. The remake will be some watered down corporatized and sanitized version, a pale imitation of the original...Wiseman doesn't have the talent contained in Verhoven's testicles.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    You like Melina right? Well you get to fuck her every night.

    by Billy_D_Williams

    I love how the film is so blase about its vulgarity.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I am not Quaid! I am Hauser!

    by Essemtee

    I am not Hauser! I am Quaid!

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by Essemtee

    Anyone know how they're gonna redo Quatto? CGI, I'll bet. Verhoeven didn't need no stinkin' CGI, he had that slimy baby puppet. Hell, he had a sticky-out-eyed Ah-nuld puppet, an Ah-nuld puppet to pull out a tracking device from its nose, and that "Two weeks, urrrrr" fat lady puppet. "Get ready for a surprise..."

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Geev dem ayah!

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    C'mon. Don't Buuhl-shit me.

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Tie, Pennyyyyy!!!!!!!

    by geodesigns

    Arnold meant to scream "Die, Benny!!!" as he was killing Benny with the drill

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    [grabbing Arnie's dick] ' "What have you been feeding this thing?" '

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • Aug. 30, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Remake of a remake...

    by geodesigns

    is the new The Thing remake, but hey, the Thing from another world's gotta eat.... <br><br> BTW, love these behind the scenes pics- keep em coming, but can you guys also post behind the scenes you tube clips?

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Dont lump gore Vabinski in with Wiseman, Bay and Anderson.

    by Cinemajerk

    Verbinski at least has some sense of intelligence and humour. He is not just style over substance. So please dont lump him in with those others.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 4 sucked shit! That wasn't John McLane..

    by welcometothepartypal

    Insert any actor, the story would be no different. This is coming from a guy named welcometothepartypal. Than you have Kevin Smith? WTF is that guy doing acting??? He sucks the life out of every scene he's in. Justin Long? my god! Who the hell did he blow? Walking on a jet fighters wing????? No, my friends. Nothing has equaled the awesomeness of the first.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    What have you been feeding this thing? Blondes!

    by Zardoz

    I just watched this movie on Blu-ray Saturday night. It's hard to believe that it's gonna be 22 years old next year. It still works, warts and all! Real trip: seeing Dean Norris in "Mutant Tony" make-up knowing that he's a fat, bald DEA agent on "Breaking Bad", now. (And that his co-star on that show, Bryan Cranston, is going to be Cohagen in the TR re-make!)

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Shit! I didn't even see your post, nasty!

    by Zardoz

    Beat me to the joke!

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    For a while, Jonathan

    by ChickenStu

  • Frakes showed he had potential with the excellent "Star Trek: First Contact" and he pushed the violence and dark humour as far as it could go with a PG-13 franchise movie (which like TR, had an excellent score by Jerry Goldsmith). That film could've been golden.

  • Where's Benny man? He could use the exposure. He's got four kids to feed, and he also needs the money so he can go back and fondle the three-tittied mutant some more.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    He was given cookies after his sandwich....

    by ratfarts

    ...but he couldn't wait to toss them.

  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:21 a.m. CST

    What do you feed that thing?

    by Kyle

    BLONDES!!!! Eaaaarrrrrruuuugggghh!!!!!!!!! DEW IT! COME ON!!!! DEW IT NEOW!!!!! I want to meet Mel Johnson Jr. At a convention...or it'd be even cooler if next time I was in NYC and I got in a cab, he was my driver...I want to fuck a mutant.