Even though production on the upcoming Total Recall remake is just about to start, we are still getting little pieces of casting news. The latest report tells us that John Cho (Star Trek, Harold and Kumar) has been cast with his role being described as “McClane, the smooth-talking rep for the mind-messing company that tempts Colin Farrell’s Douglas Quaid to implant fantastic memories into his brain.”
Other recent casting news for the film tells us that Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale have been confirmed as the female leads, while Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) has signed on to play a resistance leader. They join a cast that also includes Bryan Cranston and Ethan Hawke.
The film “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.”
The remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1990 film is being directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld) from a screenplay by Mark Bomback, James Vanderbilt, and Kurt Wimmer (Based on the short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick).
The film is scheduled for release on August 3rd, 2012.
(Source: The Film Stage)