The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have Included

Last week, we brought you some exclusive concept art from David Cronenberg's unmade version of Total Recall. And now artist Ron Miller has dug up another amazing trove of unused Cronenberg Recall art — including a photo of makeup tests for Kuato.

And this time around, there's a look at the Ganzi Bulls, weird creatures that would have been in the Cronenberg film but weren't in the Verhoeven version. Plus the strangest form of transport on Mars, that we never got to see.

Top image: The Sandsub.

Writes Miller:

These drawings show a lot of ideas that were in the original Cronenberg version of the script but which never made into the Verhoeven/Schwartzenegger film. For instance, the ganzi-bulls: monsters that lived in the sewers beneath the Mars city, Chryse Planitia. They were for the most part the disposal system for unwanted bodies. And one of the main modes of transport on Mars would have been sandsubs that burrowed their way under the deserts. A lot of attention was also paid to the design of the transport spacecraft, the Martian city, the hotel and the sphinx.

The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have Included

"Kuato Sphinx Vagina"


The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedKuato Test
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedThe Ganzi Bull
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedGanzi Bull
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedHotel
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedKuato's HQ
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedKuato's HQ
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedMars City
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedMars City
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedMars City
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedMars City Interior
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedMars City with Embedded Transport Modules
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedMars Hotel Interior
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedMars Hotel Interior
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedMars Liner
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedMars Liners
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedMartian City
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedThe Sandsub
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedMartian Sphinx
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedNYC with Cohaagen's Tower and Space Port
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedThe Sandsub
The Strange Creatures that Cronenberg's Total Recall Would Have IncludedThe Sphinx