Who knows why the heck they decided to do it at this silly time on a Sunday evening (GMT) or afternoon (PST) but Sony have debuted the first trailer for the Total Recall remake which stars Colin Farrell. The original movie was released back in 1990 and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside. This reboot will be an interesting one as I’m very much looking forward to seeing how they bring the movie into the 21st century but it begs the questions yet again, have Hollywood run out of ideas?
The Total Recall remake also stars stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Ethan Hawke, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, directed by Len Wiseman and is released 22nd August.
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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