Alright, I’m going to admit this was not on my radar at all partly due to the fact that Hollywood is over saturated with remakes. Well guess what nerds, it’s on my damn radar now because this trailer kicks ass!
TOTAL RECALL is a remake of the 1990 classic of the same name which was based off a Philip K. Dick Book called We Can Remember It For You Wholesale. While the premise may be the same, the overall style and energy this trailer has is very different. TOTAL RECALL will be directed by the talented Len Wiseman who you may remember as the director of LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD and the first two UNDERWORLD flicks. This reboot stars Colin Farrell (MIAMI VICE, FRIGHT NIGHT), Kate Beckinsale (UNDERWORLD Series), Jessica Biel (THE A-TEAM), and one of my favorites, Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD). Check out the plot synopsis and full trailer below!
TOTAL RECALL opens August 3rd 2012!
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 (Kate 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 (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica 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.