Colin Farrell Gives Details About TOTAL RECALL And FRIGHT NIGHT

Colin Farrell has revealed some details about Total Recall and Fright Night!
Collider caught up with Farrell while he was doing press for his new film The Way Back and asked him some questions about the lead role offer he received for Lin Wiseman‘s Total Recall remake and his role as Jerry Dandridge in Craig Gillespie‘s Fright Night redux.
Farrell was asked about being pressed for Total Recall with a little excitement in his tone saying:

“I’d like to. I just don’t know. I’m not sure. I haven’t been home for Christmas. I haven’t made the required calls. I don’t know. I think, maybe.”

“There’s a good bit of action. It kind of sits on the fence in a really good way. It kind of sticks to one half or the other. It’s clever and it’s well written. And there’s loads of action. I saw some of pre-visualizations already, that have been done for the world that they’re going to create and it’s wicked, man. It’s the first time in years where I went, ‘Wow, I could be part of that? In that frame?’ It’s gone back to the original.”

Here is what he said about his role in Fright Night:

“I didn’t want to like it when I read it. I really didn’t. ‘Cause I wanted to be able to go, ‘What? They’re remaking FRIGHT NIGHT… Hollywood.’ So I read it and I liked it. So fuck it, I’m going to go to work. And I’d seen LARS AND THE REAL GIRL and really liked that. The cast was incredible in it. So, entertainment. If it’s not that than it’s not, but it’s not in competition with the original. It doesn’t negate the existence of the original. The original is still around. It might find a new audience. If it’s not an hour and fifty minutes of entertainment then we screwed up.”

I am very excited about both of these films. I enjoyed Total Recall with Arnie, but feel as though a remake is a good idea because of the great advances in special effects since then.  The same goes for Fright Night which can only get better than the original.  The remake has a great cast and is definitely one I am planning on seeing.

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