According to Variety, Bryan Cranston is reportedly in final negotiations to play the main villain, Vilos Cohaagen, in the remake of Total Recall. The film—which, like the 1990 original, will be based on the Philip K. Dick book We Can Remember It for You Wholesale—is set to be be directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld) and will also star Colin Farrell.
The plot for the new film, per The Hollywood Reporter, involves "Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn't know for which side. Cranston would play Cohaagen, the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai."
With Cranston raking in Emmys for his role in Breaking Bad, it comes as no surprise that his big screen career is starting to take off; he recently co-starred in The Lincoln Lawyer and his roles in the upcoming flicks Red Tails and Larry Crowne.