Bryan Cranston Talks TOTAL RECALL, LINCOLN LAWYER Sequel & BREAKING BAD; Says ‘Episode 5 is the Biggest Episode We’ve Ever Done’

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Opening this Friday is director Len Wiseman‘s remake of Total Recall.  Based on the short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick, Total Recall stars Colin Farrell in the role originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger.  In the film, Farrell stars as Douglas Quaid, a man who is bored with his life (even though he’s married to Kate Beckinsale) and seeks to have adventurous memories implanted in his brain.  However, after visiting Recall, both friends and family are after him for different reasons.  But the big problem is he doesn’t know what’s real.  The film also stars Jessica Biel, John Cho, Bill Nighy, and Bryan Cranston.

The other day I got to speak with Bryan Cranston here in Los Angeles.  We talked about his reaction to the finished film, his experiences at this year’s Comic-Con, deleted scenes, The Lincoln Lawyer sequel, and Breaking Bad.  For fans of Breaking Bad, Cranston told me, “episode 5 of the fifth season is the biggest episode we’ve ever done as far as scope and cost.”  Hit the jump to watch.

bryan-cranstonAlso, if you missed Len Wiseman telling me the Total Recall Blu-ray would have a director’s cut that was 17 minutes longer, you can see that interview here.  For my two recent interviews with Biel, here’s my Comic-Con interview and the recent junket interview.  Finally, here’s my recent interview with Colin Farrell , Kate Beckinsale, 20 Things to Know about the film from my set visit, and my extended video interview with Cranston from Comic-Con.

Bryan Cranston

  • Talks about premiering Breaking Bad at Comic-Con and his love of Comic-Con
  • 1:05 – Says “episode 5 of the fifth season is the biggest episode we’ve ever done as far as scope and cost.”
  • 1:35 – His reaction to seeing the finished film for the first time
  • 2:30 – Deleted scenes talk
  • 3:25 – Lincoln Lawyer sequel talk





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  • sloan

    love your interviews bro, you have an awesome job

  • mattinacan

    love Cranston, but this movie sucks and is going to bomb hard

  • Sugreev2001

    Bryan Cranston needs to choose better movies.This year has been horrific for him.First John Carter,than Total Recall.Glad these movies wont dent the impact of his performance as Walter White.

  • Rueben

    The best ever!!

  • Honest Rob

    I like Cranston, but he shouldn’t be Bosch in The Lincoln Lawyer.
    It was not really “Bosch” in the first movie, but the snippet here makes it sound like they are trying to push that issue.
    But Author Michael Connelly just got the rights back to Harry Bosch and is developing a series around the books, so seems like Cranston will just be “detective”, not Bosch, hopefully.

  • Honest Rob

    I like Cranston, but he shouldn\’t be Bosch in The Lincoln Lawyer.
    It was not really \"Bosch\" in the first movie, but the snippet here makes it sound like they are trying to push that issue.
    But Author Michael Connelly just got the rights back to Harry Bosch and is developing a series around the books, so seems like Cranston will just be \"detective\", not Bosch, hopefully.

  • AAX

    I just finished watching Total Recall (the remake) and I thought it was pretty brilliant. Maybe for the average movie-goer it doesn’t work if it’s not corny, but for a real sci-fi fan or someone that enjoys movies with that Bladerunner’ish feel, I thought it was pretty fantastic. It was a thrill a minute throughout the whole thing, and they payed homage to the original in several clever ways. Good stuff.

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