The Playlist is reporting that actor Bryan Cranston, best known for his TV series Breaking Bad, will be joining the upcoming Total Recall remake. The film will start shooting this Spring and with only one actor locked in, Colin Farrell, it was about time we heard more about casting. Cranston will play the villain, Vilos Cohaagen, the leader of Euromerica. We should also be hearing about casting for the female lead very soon since the short list was released not too long ago. Producer Neal Mortiz was recently quoted as saying:
I think the world that Len Wiseman is creating is incredible. It’s a real world, a real future world, where the cities have just gotten so overcrowded that the cities are just built up, up, up, up. It’s just everything I see on the movie, every pre-vis I see on the movie, every conceptual drawing on this movie that I see just makes me more and more excited. We’re playing it like a real world, but there’s all these technological advancements to the real world, and it’s just really, it’s cool. It’s an awesome movie. I’m dying—as a fan of movies, more than anything, it’s a movie that I’m just dying to see.
Furthermore, there was also a short plot summary released for the film which you can see below.
The new story involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn’t know for which side. Cranston would play Vilos Cohaagen, the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai.
Total Recall will open on August 3, 2012.