Colin Farrell Discusses TOTAL RECALL; Claims The Role As "Terrifying"
The actor talks of how he sees the film, why he chose to do it, and how he felt about director Len Wiseman's work for the upcoming Sci-Fi Remake of the 1990 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
Starring in yet another remake(remember Fright Night?), the talented actor is set to star in the upcoming Len Wiseman directed film Total Recall as the title character Doug Quaid, alongside Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. In an interview with Collider.com, he goes on to discuss his latest film, how he felt about his role in it, and what he thought of the director's art for the film.
On how the actor viewed doing the film:
"I liked that the idea of doing it scared the sh*te out of me," he told Empire. "I've been quite content, creatively, for the last six or seven years, doing films that, budget-wise, were smaller in scale. Doing a really, really big film is terrifying, but it's that fear around it that makes it attractive."
On how he felt about the director's work for the film:
"I met Len, and I saw some artwork and I was just blown away by the notion that I could be involved in something as magnificent as what I was seeing, which was sort of all-encompassing, cinematically," he explained. "A child's mind could only wish it could dream in that sort of scale."
Colin Farrell as Doug Quaid
Kate Beckinsale as Lori
Bryan Cranston as Vilos Cohaagen
Jessica Biel as Melina
Bill Nighy as Quatto
John Cho as McClane
RELEASE DATE: August 3rd, 2012
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