EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Len Wiseman Talks 'Total Recall'

Friday, 03 August 2012 10:17
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Opening in theaters on August 3rd is the highly anticipated new film Total Recall, which is a remake of the beloved Arnold Schwarzenegger movie that was loosley based on the story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by author Phillip K. Dick. The new film was directed by Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) and closer resembles the original source material rather than the now classic '90s movie. Total Recall stars Colin Farrell (Fright Night) as Quaid/Hauser, Kate Beckinsale (Underworld: Awakening) as his wife Lori, and Jessica Biel (The A-Team) as Melina, as well as Bokeem Woodbine (The Rock), Bill Nighy (Arthur Christmas), John Cho (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), and Bryan Cranston (Drive) as Cohaagen. 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with director Len Wiseman to talk about his work on Total Recall. The accomplished director discussed his new film, adapting the original source material while still incorporating aspects of the classic Paul Verhoeven movie, making his wife Kate Beckinsale the villain instead of the hero, not directing the proposed remake of Escape from New York, and why audiences love action movies from the late '80s and early '90s.

To watch our exclusive interview with Len Wiseman about Total Recall, please click on the video player above.


A factory worker, Douglas Quaid (Farrell), begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run. 

Total Recall opens in theaters on August 3rd. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Colin Farrell about Total Recall, please click here

To watch our exclusive interview with Kate Beckinsale about Total Recall, please click here.

To watch our exclusive interview with Bryan Cranston about Total Recall, please click here.

To watch our exclusive interview with Jessica Biel about Total Recall, please click here.

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