Columbia Pictures’ Len Wiseman (Underworld) directed Total Recall remake is well on its way. In fact it will be here in less than two weeks, which provides me with a somewhat convenient segue to discussing this new clip that Total Film got their hands on. It certainly references a scene from Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 classic, and it makes you think it’s going to emulate it – which at this point I wish it would – before it defiantly heads down a more boring path. I kind of wanted Colin Farrell to have the zany disguise in this case (which is somewhat hypocritical of me, given how much I castigate this one for being too much like the original).
In theaters August 3, “ ‘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.”
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