Out of Taiwan comes a viral promo trailer for Columbia Pictures’ Total Recall, Len Wiseman’s re-envisioning of Philip K. Dick’s “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.” The footage looks a’ight, I guess, but it will never be the same as watching Arnold Schwarzenegger’s film of the same name.
“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.”
In theaters August 3, watch the video promo inside.