Bryan Cranston talks Total Recall remake

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Filming on the Total Recall reboot began in Toronto on Monday, and Bryan Cranston hasn’t wasted any time discussing how his character in the film will differ from the '90s original.

The Breaking Bad actor is playing the villainous Vilos Cohaagen, who endeavours to take down Colin Farrell’s hero Quaid.

But don’t expect Cranston to play Cohaagen as a screaming, bile-filled baddie.

“I took a different path as you will see,” he says. “To me, to find [ Quaid ] and to capture him was about trying to restrain an unruly teenager of mine.

“I have no intention of causing him any long term damage, but he needs to be punished. He is being challenging like a teenager would be.

“That is my whole approach to it as opposed to the ‘I want him dead!’ kind of feeling.”

Total Recall is being directed by Len Wiseman, and opens in 2012.

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