|Total Recall (2012) storyboards by Rob McCallum.|
The 2012 remake of Total Recall was not a commercial success, but many were struck by the visual complexity of the film. For example, the late movie critic Roger Ebert gave Total Recall three out of five stars saying, "Total Recall is well-crafted, high energy sci-fi. Like all stories inspired by Philip K. Dick, it deals with intriguing ideas. It never touched me emotionally, though, the way the 1990 film did, and strictly speaking, isn't necessary."
Part of the reason for it's striking visuals is that the renowned film illustrator Patrick Tatoupolus is the production designer on the film. he assembled a top-notch crew of designers including Rob McCallum as one of the storyboard artists.
McCallum is a professional concept and storyboard artist who's worked on blockbuster movies like Pacific Rim, The Thing (2011) and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2011). He shared some of the storyboards from the action-packed opening on his site www.mccallumart.com.
Check out the rest of the images after the jump (click to enlarge).
See more of Rob McCallum's work on the film at www.mccallumart.com
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What do you think of the storyboards? If you've seen Total Recall what did you think?
Official Total Recall Synopsis
Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
Directed by Len Wiseman
Cinematography by Paul Cameron
Production Design by Patrick Tatopoulos
Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine
Release Date: August 3, 2012
Official Site: http://www.totalrecall-movie.com/
© Copyright 2012 Original Film, Columbia Pictures