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Total Recall Remake to Film at New Pinewood Toronto Studio


Total Recall Remake to Film at New Pinewood Toronto Studio

Len Wiseman’s upcoming remake of ‘Total Recall’ has been set to start shooting at the new Pinewood Toronto Studios in Canada, is reporting. In an effort to attract more big-budget films to the city, the Infrastructure Ontario agency, in conjunction with Build Toronto, has already secured the reboot. The movie, with an estimated budget of $200 million, will be the largest-budget project to ever be filmed in Toronto.

Columbia Pictures, which is distributing ‘Total Recall,’ has already signed the deal with Pinewood Toronto. No actors have been confirmed to be starring in the project yet. However, Variety is reporting that the studio has offered the role of Douglas Quaid/Hauser, which was made famous to Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original film, to Colin Farrell.

While no official starting date for shooting has been revealed, The Toronto Star has stated that filming will begin in March 2011. Pinewood, which has the largest sound stage in North America, is hoping that the filming of ‘Total Recall’ will lure other blockbuster films to its waterfront studio. It’s also the only Canadian studio capable of handling movies with budgets over $100 million with complex special effects.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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