Deadline reports that the studio is talking with actresses that will star opposite Colin Farrell. In the role of Doug's wife Lori played previously by Sharon Stone is being read by Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns) and Diane Kruger (Troy, Inglourious Basterds). Also in the role of capable and dangerous ally Melina could be Jessica Biel, Eva Green (Casino Royale), Eva Mendes (Once Upon A Time In Mexico) and Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Deja Vu). Production is expected to start soon in Toronto at Pinewood Studios so expect casting announcements in the coming days.
That fact Deadline is naming both Lori and Melina could mean the remake is closer to the original than previous thought. I'd love to see Kruger in the role of Lori but I think any of those actresses could pull off Melina. I'm just hoping there is more science fiction than previously stated. As Mars was an important aspect in both the film and original story. The remake is set for an August 3rd 2012 release date.