The ever so sexy Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, Whiteout, Van Helsing, Vacancy) – who would be part of my own person “Total Recall” – has been offered one of the female lead roles alongside Colin Farrell in the Sony Pictures remake Total Recall, reports Deadline who adds that she’s been offered to play Lori, who was portrayed in the 1990 Paul Verhoeven-directed actioner by Sharon Stone. She was an obvious choice considering her husband Len Wiseman is directing the pic. Duh.
Both that role and the role of Melina (played in the original by Rachel Ticotin) has drawn high interest from actresses. The site adds that Eva Mendes and Rosario Dawson are the serious contenders for the latter role.
The original, based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” follows a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air. Online rumors peg the redo on Earth. Gross.