The trailer for Len Wiseman’s highly anticipated remake of Total Recall has landed. Of course it’s up to everyone to make up their own mind on this, but it looks to have completely dropped the fun and satirical edge that the brilliant 1990 film had. I suppose the movie could still actually be good, but I never really had my hopes super up for this one and nothing has changed now that the trailer’s here. It just looks so rote and flat. I also can’t really buy John Cho in that role. More importantly though, what do you think?
In the remake, “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) whom 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) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). 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 is in theaters August 3rd. Hit the jump for the trailer.