Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall is due to arrive in UK cinemas on 22nd August and so far there has not been much to report on. The official synopsis was released in January, and there is still just the image above to show you anything to do with the film. However, all that has finally changed as a 30 second promo trailer has found its way online, and finally we get a look at what to expect.
The short clip was aired as a TV spot in Taiwan, and even though this version of the story does not go to Mars, it still looks pretty cool. There is no denying that Paul Verhoeven’s classic, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, will take some beating, but as expected, Wiseman’s version looks a lot darker and a little less cartoonish. In other words, the fun has been sucked out of it!
I am still looking forward to seeing what Wiseman can come up with, and let’s not forget we get the Mother of all bitch fights here as Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel come to blows. That is worth the entry fee alone!
Directed by Len Wiseman, Total Recall has an impressive cast which includes: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine,Bill Nighy, Ethan Hawke and John Cho.
“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.
By Matt Wavish