Yep, Total Recall, the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring, ultraviolent sci-fi is getting the remake treatment, courtesy of Underworld’s Len Wiseman.
This time round, it’s Colin Farrell who’s wondering, ‘If I’m not Douglas Quaid, who the hell am I?’ Differing from the original movie in the respect that it never goes to Mars, this Recall claims to cleave closer to Philip K. Dick’s short story, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.
Quaid (Farrell) is a disenchanted factory worker who decides to escape his mind-numbing existence with a spot of false-memory implanting. Things don’t go quite to plan though, and before long he’s on the run from the law.
Wiseman’s wife and Underworld star Kate Beckinsale joins Jessica Biel to form the movie’s kick-ass lady quotient, and the cast also features Ethan Hawke, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy and Jon Cho.
Farrell called the remake, “continuously challenging, not just in a physical way, but in an emotional way and in an intellectual way”, with Wiseman claiming “One of the main things that’s different in this version is a vulnerability that I really wanted the character of Doug Quaid to have”.
The film will be hitting the promotional trail at Comic-Con 2012, so keep firmly rooted to this page for all the Total Recall updates you’ll need.
Total Recall opens in the UK on 29 August 2012.
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