It looks like regardless to what happens with the Star Trek sequel, John Cho will be appearing in a sci-fi movie coming summer 2012. Star Trek’s new Sulu has been cast in the remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 film Total Recall, details below
John Cho To Total Recall
Tonight EW is reporting that John Cho has been cast in the remake of Total Recall. According to the report:
Cho will play McClane, the smooth-talking rep for the mind-messing company that tempts Colin Farrell’s Douglas Quaid to implant fantastic memories into his brain.
The Bob McClane character was played by Ray Baker in the original 1990 film. The remake is being directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld) with a screenplay from Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard). THR reports Cho and Farrell will be joined by Kate Beckinsdale playing as Quaid’s wife and Jessica Biel as his girlfriend with Bryan Cranston playing the villain Cohaagen (originally played by Ronny Cox aka TNG’s Capt. Jellico). The Total Recall remake starts shooting in Toronto next week. Total Recall arrives is set to be released August 3, 2012.
John Cho in Star Trek (L) will play the role of Bob McClane originally played by Ray Barker in the "Total Recall" (R)
In a case of small world, this makes two upcoming remakes for Colin Farrell where he will appear with new Star Trek actors. This summer Farrell stars with Anton Yelcin in the Fright Night, the remake of the 1985 vampire movie.
Here is the trailer for the original Total Recall.
Return of Picardo?
Speaking of Trek connections, if you listened closely you will recognize the voice for the automated cab driver "Johnny Cab" was provided by Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo. The Johnny Cab robot also (sort of) resembled Picardo. Maybe there is a role for him in the sequel as well.