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Total Recall remake will shoot in March 2011

Total Recall

Total Recall will be officially mashed through the remake machine when shooting on the re-do begins in March 2011.

Len Wiseman of the first two Underworld movies is in the director’s dock, and he’s reportedly sent out offers to a high profile leading man.

No, not Arnold Schwarzenegger, but… Colin Farrell. Talk about a 180. Still, Farrell does have a charisma button that he occasionally flips, meaning he could make for an interesting (and leaner) reimagining of Quaid.

Should the new film stick to the same premise as the 1990 original, that is. A loose adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s We Can Remember It For You Wholesale , the original Recall grabbed $119m in box office kerchings and was made on a budget of $50m.

Which looks positively restrained in comparison to the remake, which is to be shot in Toronto on a budget of $200m. Expect it in cinemas by 2012.

Adventureland 's Margarita Levieva (opens in new tab) for the role of Melina, anyone?

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.