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Concept Art: David Cronenberg's "Total Recall" Movie That Never Happened

Posted: May 4th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Before Paul Verhoeven directed "Total Recall" with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the studio was developing the project with David Cronenberg (The Fly, Eastern Promises). Now, thanks to artist Ron Miller, we have some concept art from the pre-production stage, giving us an idea of Cronenberg's vision. Check out the concept art below.

"Cronenberg's 'Total Recall' would certainly have been a very different movie than the one ultimately produced," said Miller. "So different that it was proposed at one time that his version be filmed as a sequel."

He continued: "What eventually became Pyramid Mountain in the Verhoeven version was originally a prehistoric Martian sphinx excavated from the Martian desert, and a good deal more screen time was have been allotted to Kuato, including an elaborate dream sequence where he morphed first into the sphinx and then into a kind of phosphorescent vagina."

"Cronenberg had some very Cronenberg touches, such as agents with guns hidden within their bodies, but absolutely my favorite idea of all those we came up with was to have camels imported from earth to haul freight across the Martian deserts. This would, of course, have been after significant terraforming had already been done... but not so much that the camels didn't have to wear respirators."

Concept Art: (click to enlarge)


Source: io9


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Wallace writes:
on May 4th, 2012 at 5:07:38 AM

Wow. This definitely sounds like Cronenberg.
pornfly writes:
on May 4th, 2012 at 6:00:18 AM

So Videodrome meets 2001
funkymonk writes:
on May 4th, 2012 at 7:06:48 AM

Wow, sounds like sh*t.

Nothing beats the original Total Recall.

Early Arnold? Count me in.
funkymonk writes:
on May 4th, 2012 at 7:07:49 AM

By early I mean before f*ck ups such as T3...

And why the f*ck did he do Junior? God I despise that film.
Big_Daddy writes:
on May 4th, 2012 at 9:27:55 AM

phosphorescent vagina."



W.....T.....F
DeVries writes:
on May 4th, 2012 at 1:25:38 PM

Cool concept art. Feels a bit like Shadowrun in space to me.
the wire writes:
on May 4th, 2012 at 2:48:09 PM

would have been great.

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