We’ve already seen the domestic trailer for ‘Total Recall’ and now the Japanese version is available online. This trailer has a few different shots not shown in the domestic version but it is still filled with lots of action!
While I’m not too fond of the recent trend of studios going for remakes, ‘Total Recall’ does fall into the exception category. Colin Farrell makes a great action star and I’m very curious to see how close director Len Wiseman and screen writers Kurt Wimmer (‘Salt’, ‘Law Abiding Citizen’) and Mark Bomback (‘The Wolverine’) followed the Philip K. Dick story the movie is based on (for those who don’t know, the movie is based on the short story ‘We Can Remember It Wholesale’).
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
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) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). 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.
How likely are you going to see this remake?
‘Total Recall’ – Japanese Movie Trailer:
‘Total Recall’ opens nationwide on August 3rd.