It is good to see Colin Farrell in my home town having a good time. The last time I saw Colin he was on stage with Oliver Stone in Santa Monica, California ready to screen Alexander. Now one can find Colin with his son, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel chilling around the city or as I found them in action! on location in Toronto filming the $200 million budgeted film Total Recall. Toronto is a very easy going place and great place to hang out in the summer! so it’s great to see a production of this scope being filmed here. Needless to say many will shake there heads at the thought of $200 million budget and how one goes about recouping it. But it sure is a hell of a lot of fun spending it. A technology wizard friend of mine in Palo Alto, California once told me how George Lucas came to him and asked, “I don’t understand all the technology, but tell me how I can use the technology to tell my story better”. Total Recall, Matrix, Avatar are all films that employ technology to tell a story, and that is all very good, but they also have one other element that is “critical” to film making, the script. I have always said “if it’s not on the page it’s not on the screen”. Total Recall, is banking on a good script, and is being painted on a large canvas. Will you recoup? Yes you will! Why? because all the elements are there. Action, two very sexy women, gun’s, flying cars,Colin and Len Wiseman of Underworld: Evolution, Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard, directing it, so come on, you are gonna get a sexy bang for the buck, and my advise to Len Wiseman, dude, please save some of the dollars on the sound track, give it one killer sound track. The action is brought to you by Colin Farrel, Kate Beckinsale, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel with a sense of adventure on My Name is Khan.
Total Recall- it’s fun to spend $200 million!