Director Len Wiseman recently sat down with Collider & gave some updates on his upcoming remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1990 cult sci-fi movie Total Recall. Wiseman discussed the editing process & the lenght of the director's. He also revealed when we can expect the first trailer for the movie. Total Recall is based on Philip K. Dick's short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. The remake stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston & John Cho. Hit the jump for the details.
Do you know when we’ll see the first trailer for Total Recall?
Len Wiseman: "I’ve seen it, and it’s great. I believe it will hit in March. I could be wrong, but I think March."
Where are you at now in the editing process?
Len Wiseman: "I am two days away from turning in my director’s cut. I’m actually just doing some finishing touches on it. So, I’m done with that, and the studio takes a look at it fairly soon. So far, it’s actually been a very fun process. There’s a lot of excitement around it, and I’m very happy with it."
How long is your cut at this point?
Len Wiseman: "I think we’re close to two hours, but it’s not all completely assembled. We still have a lot of the visual effects shots that we’re putting in, last minute. I’ll be here for about 20 hours today, and another 20 hours tomorrow."
Is there anything that you’re most excited for fans to see?
Len Wiseman: "I would say how much it really plays with fantasy versus reality, in a way that I wanted to dive into a little bit more. It’s a thing I’ve always been fascinated about with Philip K. Dick’s story and the concept itself. It really has to operate on two playing fields, at any given time. It’s either the fantasy or reality. That’s the thing that I think is the most exciting. It’s got a load of really fun action sequences and visuals, and a whole new world to experience as well, that is really fun, but what makes that all super-engaging is this constant mystery of what world we’re existing in, whether it’s his fantasy or reality."
Total Recall hits theaters this August 3rd.