While Len Wiseman isn’t the worst A-list director around, I’ve yet to see something of his that I love. This is the main reason I’m cringing at the idea of the Underworld/Live Free or Die Hard director getting behind the camera for Total Recall, Columbia Pictures’ remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action movie directed by Paul Verhoeven. The studio and producer Neal Moritz are aiming for a contemporized adaptation of the movie, which was based on Philip K. Dick story, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.” It followed a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air. The movie explored one of Dick’s favorite topics, reality vs. delusion, as audiences never knew whether or not the story was a dream.
I’m really, really hoping this news is a dream….
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This Week in Horror - November 6, 2017 - Pet Sematary, Horror ...
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