I am not sure how I feel about Len Wiseman on this remake. I think UNDERWORLD is cool, LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD had its moments but the film as a whole is a shitbox, ol’Len is hit and miss. I think he’s capable and there’s probably a solid flick in him somewhere but this may be too aggressive. I don’t see how you can go from dismantling the DIE HARD franchise to remaking one of the most popular sci-fi films of that past 25 years. Fuck those thoughts though… let’s jump on the remake train and learn what the skinny is on the plot…
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) whom 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.
No word on whether or not Farrell will have to pull anything from his nose.
The remake train pulls into the station on August 3rd, 2012.
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