Ever since the trailer for ‘Total Recall’ premiered, the interest in the movie has augmented causing some to pause and think that this reboot may actually be something worth seeing. Now, two new featurettes are online with some behind the scene actions as well as some information about the characters and the movie itself.
The first featurette from ET has Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale talk a bit about the characters they are playing and their experiences during the shoot. Some of the most memorable quotes include:
Farrell: “The sets have been cool, man, they’ve been really cool. I’ve had mates say everything is green screen, is it hard to imagine the environment? It hasn’t been because the green screen is filling out, is completing the magnitudeof this world that’s going to be represented in the film. But the immediate environment….they’re all there.”
Biel: “This script was written so well, it’s a complete reinvention of this idea originally from the Philip K. Dick short story and for me we’re really tapping in of what that’s what about. Identity issues, relationships, who am I, what do I remember, what is my reality?”
Beckinsale: “I’ve never played a bad guy before, the villain. We found it fun to make her American when she’s nice and English when she’s horrible, just because we can. It was cool.”
The second featurette has director Len Wiseman in a voice over commentary describing how a scene was shot as the trailer plays. I found this particularly interesting as I like hearing the director’s take on how a scene was filmed or why it was done a certain way.
I’m eager to see Wiseman’s version of the film that is said to be more like Dick’s short story than the original. Knowing the intricacies of how the fight at Rekall was filmed makes me appreciate that scene even more! How about you?
‘Total Recall’ Behind the Scenes with Cast:
‘Total Recall’ Len Wiseman Trailer Commentary:
Directed by Len Wiseman, ‘Total Recall’ stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, and John Cho and opens nationwide on August 3.