Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy in 'Total Recall' -- But Will Nighy Have a Gross Baby Belly?

May 26, 2011

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Like a little infant-like freak maintaining an attachment to humanity only through his conjoined relationship with actor Marshall Bell, Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake is drifting farther and farther into the territory of gross mutation, only vaguely recognizable by the name its been affixed to. Wiseman and Co.--having already traded the iconic locales of Mars and Earth for made-up places Euromerica and New Shanghai--have now made another seemingly-arbitrary change indicative of how they're going to make this their own but not really, switching the name of resistance leader "Kuato" to "Quatto." Why not, right? Bill Nighy is in talks to play this "Quatto" part, and yes, I am also worried that the name change is somehow meant to reflect that the character is no longer a disgusting belly baby, but what can you do? CGI probably would have ruined the charm, anyway.

Jessica Biel, too, has joined the cast, and will play the Melina role once inhabited by permanent tough lady Rachel Ticotin, while Wiseman's wife Kate Beckinsale, having been offered Sharon Stone's old part, is now confirmed to be playing Lori. But maybe Lori spelled "Laurie" this time, Len, and she'll also wear a hat? Sorry, I'll let you be the creative one.

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