Total Recall and Len Wiseman?

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I saw an update on the Total Recall movie the other day and it had Underworld, Underworld: Evolution and Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman as the director attached to the remake of Total Recall. Now, I’m not big on a remake of Total Recall at all, but I guess, if anyone were to be the director, I wouldn’t mind Len Wiseman. I don’t know why he gets so much hate, he’s a much better director than Brett Ratner, McG, or Stephen Sommers, why do people hate on him for doing pretty decent action movies?

I checked and this was established in July of this year, from comingsoon.net, I guess I’m just behind the times:

Len Wiseman to Direct Total Recall

Source: Columbia Pictures
July 29, 2010
Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard, “Underworld” films) is in final negotiations to direct Columbia Pictures’ Total Recall, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The film will be a new, contemporized adaptation of Total Recall, which was based on the story, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Kurt Wimmer is writing the screenplay. Neal H. Moritz will produce through his Original Film banner.

Commenting on the announcement, Tolmach said, “Len has an incredible love of the genre and a great gift for action. He’ll bring a contemporary feel to the film while taking care with everything we love about Philip K. Dick’s original story.”

Moritz said, “I have been trying for years to work with Len and fortunately we finally found a great project that he loves as much as we do. Len is terrifically talented and we know he is the right director to re-imagine Total Recall for a new generation of fans.”

Last week, ComingSoon.net talked with Moritz, who told us a little bit about his planned revamping of the property. You can watch that video interview here.

Wiseman added, “I’ve always been fascinated with Philip K. Dick’s short story, and I’m excited at that prospect of diving even deeper into the type of world it evokes and the questions it asks. I love that the most crucial mystery our character is trying to solve is the one of his own soul.”

Toby Jaffe will oversee production on behalf of Original Film. Tolmach and Sam Dickerman are overseeing the project on behalf of the studio. Columbia Pictures secured the rights to “Total Recall” from Miramax.

Read more: Len Wiseman to Direct Total Recall – ComingSoon.net http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=68374#ixzz1339DIiZx

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