Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”, “Malcolm in the Middle”) is in negotiations to play the villain in the Total Recall reboot, a film that is really going ahead with Colin Farrell cast in the Schwarzenegger role and Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) directing. Start my reactor, ThePlaylist:
THR reveals Cranston will playing Vilos Cohaagen, the leader of Euromerica who is plotting to invade New Shanghai. Farrell has the lead role of Douglas Quaid, a factory worker who begins to think he’s a spy but he doesn’t know whether it’s for Euromerica or New Shanghai.
Yes, they’ve replaced Mars with a less expensive setting on Earth, and they’ve replace the plot of Philip K. Dick’s “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” with . . . whatever this storyline is. Total Recall: Whatever Storyline This Is opens August 3, 2012.