A brand new re-telling of the Phillip K. Dick short story (“We Can Remember it for you Wholesale”) is set to hit your cinema screens tomorrow, that movie is Total Recall. We’ve all seen the Arnie version from back in the early 90′s but this version is set to bring it up to date with state of the art CG mixed with practical effects, a great story and a great cast.
I got to sit down with Director Len Wiseman to talk about his new version of the movie which was made so famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger and found out if he felt pressure to make this version as epic and original as the last. We also get to chat about the new techniques that he and his clever team of special effects gurus used to immerse the audience into the story as well as finding out what it’s like having his real-life partner (Kate Beckinsale) kicking the crap out of her fellow cast-members.
Total Recall is released tomorrow 31st August. If you missed it, you can read our review here.
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.