Okay so this should obliterate any thoughts of that 1990 Paul Verhoeven/Arnold Schwarzenegger version from your mind completely! This second domestic trailer for Len Wiseman’s Total Recall will smack your face, pull your hair and call you Judy and then tell you why you liked it.
Colin Farrell hasn’t been this kick-ass since Minority Report. I’m looking forward to watching Jessica Biel try to take out Kate Beckinsale, since Kate has all of those Underworld movies to her credit. I’m also looking forward to a better plot. This one more closely follows the short story on which it’s based, “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.”
The script is co-written by Kurt Wimmer (Law Abiding Citizen), Mark Bomback (Unstoppable), and the increasingly sought-after James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man). It also stars Ethan Hawke, John Cho and Bokeem Woodbine.