The promotion team behind Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake are really pulling out all the stops to get this one noticed. We have seen a number of clips and trailers and even a few TV spots, but today’s new extended TV spot just might be the best thing yet. It is full of action, suspense and is a thrilling rollercoaster ride from start to finish, and I haven’t even mentioned Kate Beckinsale in her pants yet! This is a superb mini trailer, and if you are not yet convinced that this remake will actually be any good, then this just might change your mind.
July has been a bit of a disappointment for cinemas, with films like Ice Age 4 and The Lorax really not performing as planned, and the hot UK weather keeping fans away. The Dark Knight Rises has been the biggest success, but I don’t believe it has been as big as everyone expected, so all eyes are now on August to deliver, and with the Olympics finishing in just over a week, this could be the big summer month. However, with The Bourne Legacy, The Expendables 2 and Ted to compete with, Total Recall has to pull out its big guns to try and beat the competition, and on the evidence of this TV spot, it is doing just that!
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 arrives in UK cinemas 29th August. Check out our previous stories here
“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