Apologies for the lack of a Top 5 last weekend. I was so busy prepping to get married, and eventually getting married, that I had to cash in a “sick day” on the best weekend job a person could ask for. The good news is that I have no intention on making this a routine (either the “sick day” or the getting married) so we should be good to go on the regular Top 5 installments for the foreseeable future. The bad news is that I doubt the substantial pile of wedding cards filled with cash/gift cards will catch on as a routine either. You win some you lose some, I guess.
In this week’s return edition you can find a recap of our Total Recall set visit coverage, a new trailer for Breaking Bad Season 5 alongside a fan-made recap of Seasons 1-4, continuing coverage of Prometheus such as Blu-ray details, a sequel recap and more, the first full trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution, and our Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter set visit. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each.
As the production designer of I, Robot, Dark City, Independence Day and Underworld: Evolution, Patrick Tatopoulos has shown he can create interesting and unique make-believe worlds. However, in director Len Wiseman‘s remake of Total Recall, Tatopoulos has the difficult challenge of not only creating a cool futuristic setting for today’s moviegoers, he’s also going to have his work compared to William Sandell‘s production design from the original Total Recall that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. And even though it’s a difficult challenge, based on what I saw when I got to visit the set last summer, I think Tatopoulos has done a great job and moviegoers are going to be very happy.
During a group interview on the set of Total Recall, Tatopoulos told us about the differences between the remake and the original, what fictional products they created for the film, the difficulties in creating a realistic version of the future that no one has seen, how many hovercrafts they had to build for the big chase sequence, and a lot more. Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview.