As many of you know, I’m not against remakes. To me, a good movie is a good movie, it’s as simple as that. With Columbia Pictures’s remake of Total Recall on the horizon, we’ve been provided with a third clip that sort of continues to rub me the wrong way. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it looks bad, it just looks, the same? If you’re going to remake something, it should be it’s own vision instead of some off-beat resemblance of a classic (see 2004’s Dawn of the Dead). I guess we’ll know more on August 3, but until then here’s a clip featuring the baddies played by Bryan Cranston and Kate Beckinsale.
Len Wiseman directs the reboot, “Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (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 (Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (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.“