The wait is finally over and the first full-length trailer for Total Recall is here!
Like the 1990 film of the same name, this is also based on the 1966 novelette We Can Remember It for You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick, but this version is said to have strong political influences like in the book. Also, gone is Mars altogether, but I don’t think we’ll be missing it as the movie seems to stand pretty well right here on Earth. It opens August 3, 2012, which is late in the summer blockbuster season, but if the trailer is any indication it’ll be worth the wait.
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.
- Official Site: http://WelcomeToRecall.com
- Director: Len Wiseman
- Cast: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy
- Writers: Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback