I simply could not resist one last bit of SDCC news. And boy, is this one a biggie (Bad Pun No1 alert!). Here at Electroshadow, we usually maintain a high level of journalistic integrity. But we’re not above the occasional shamelessly titillating (Bad Pun No2 alert!) bit of trashiness.
Anyway. One of the movies with a panel at last week’s geek Mecca was the remake of sci-fi classic “Total Recall”. And at the movie’s promo booth, a couple of life-sized props were on display, such as the hovercars and police droids. Manning the booth was one of the actresses from the movie, Kaitlyn Leeb. She’s a relative unknown, having appeared in bit parts in stuff like “Wrong Turn 4″. But this time, she was THE show-stopper of SDCC. Why? Because she plays a character that’s an homage to the Paul Verhoeven original: the infamous 3-breasted hooker. Leeb shocked attendees with the sight of her barely-covered and very realistic triple boobies. It’s obviously a body prosthetic, so sorry to burst anyone’s pervy bubble.
Leeb got so much attention and press coverage that it pretty much overshadowed the movie itself, and its stars, especially the female cast. Upon learning of the commotion, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel gamely and graciously conceded the limelight to their cast-mate, whose role in the finished film will be nothing more than one short scene. And knowing the PG-13 rating, it’s unlikely we’ll even get to see those triplets in their full glory. Shame. Interestingly enough, Beckinsale was asked by her husband, the movie’s director Len Wiseman, to do the part, but she refused, saying it would embarrass her young daughter to know her mom was playing a mutant prostitute.
Enough talk. Here are the shots of Leeb, along with her co-stars Biel and Bryan Cranston, who posed for the media. Great PR for the movie, no?…
And this is what Leeb looks like in real life. Wonder if this will do anything for her acting career…
Here’s the full plot rundown: “Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.”
“Total Recall” premieres 3rd August.