Yesterday Sony released the official plot details for Len Wiseman’s new version of Total Recall. We have already been promised a much more darker and serious film than Arnie’s classic, however reading the synopsis it would appear the plot is very much the same. I think the biggest frustration from fans is the decision not to go back to the Red Planet, however I will happily admit to being very excited about this. I mean, for starters Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel are both in it, and both have one Hell of a catfight. Add to that the rest of the cast is very impressive, with Colin Farrell playing Quaid (the character Arnie played), Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy and John Cho. Anyway, enough talk, here is the official synopsis:
“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.
Total Recall arrives in UK cinemas 22nd August.
By Matt Wavish