You can add ‘Total Recall’ to the list of movies being remade in Hollywood. The original award winning movie, which was made in 1990, grossed $261,299,840 worldwide making it a box office success with such stars as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside. This version holds an equally renowned cast with Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale and Bryan Cranston but the question is… Can the remake come anywhere near the success of the first?
Total Recall is slated to hit theaters August 3, 2012. Anticipation Level 3/5
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.