When it comes to remake’s I totally understand when the original was a box office flop or you can see it was a film ahead of its time it was released maybe it deserves another crack of the cherry. If that film is regarded as a classic or even a cult hit you expect all the basics like been set on Mars like in TOTAL RECALL? Correct but it seems Len Wiseman’s 2012 version wont be on the red planet but a Euromerica and New Shanghai war , as today Sony Entertainment released the film’s official synopsis.
When you look at it on paper it is virtually the same synopsis with Martian Colony replaced by a Earth bound story with Colin Farrell as Douglas Quaid a factory Worker who believes he’s a spy but which side? Farrell will be joined by Kate Beckinsale (Lori) , Jessica Biel (Melina), Bill Nighy(Kuato), Ethan Hawke and Bryan Cranston (Chancellor Cohaagen). The best thing for for this film is to see some footage like the first trailer? With things starting to move now that time could be any time soon!
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.
Total Recall will be out in UK&Ireland August 22nd, USA August 3rd.