Comic-Con: “Total Recall” police units stake out convention center

Comic-Con: “Total Recall” police units stake out convention center (photo)

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Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 film “Total Recall” offered up a shockingly violent adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” but it remains to be seen how faithfully Len Wiseman’s upcoming take on the tale keeps to the source material. Thanks to some new photos snapped during this week’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, we have our first indication of how Wiseman’s version of the story will look on the big screen.

ComingSoon.net has snapped a few photos of the futuristic police vehicle and a pair of robotic law enforcement officers stationed across the street from the Comic-Con convention center. The site also snapped a few close-up photos of the “Federal Police” logo on the props, which are also emblazoned with the seal of the “United Federation of Britain.”

In the now-filming remake of “Total Recall,” Colin Farrell takes on the role of Douglas Quaid, the character played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original film. The tale finds Quaid caught up in a planet-spanning conspiracy after a decision to implant fabricated vacation memories in his brain awakens a new, violent personality.

Bryan Cranston will play the film’s villain, with Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and John Cho also joining the cast.

Earlier this year, producer Neal Moritz indicated that Wiseman’s version of “Total Recall” would stay closer to Dick’s original story than the 1990 film, which famously had to work its way down from an “X” rating due to the level of violence in the initial cut.

“Total Recall” is expected to hit theaters August 3, 2012. Click on the image below to see more from ComingSoon’s gallery.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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