Yesterday, I shared some viral marketing posters found in Hollywood for the remake of ‘Total Recall’ from director Len Wiseman and star Colin Farrell. The posters were for the fictional company in the movie Rekall, which turns customers dreams into real memories. At the bottom of the posters, the website WelcomeToRekall.com appeared and I said that it featured a prerecorded call from the movie. Well I noticed today that the site now features a very interactive interface with contests (or “experiences”) that would help fans live out their wildest dreams. Prizes include the opportunities to become a secret agent, a rock star, a fashionista, a video gamer, a millionaire, and a UFC champion. The site also features some bios for characters linked to Rekall like Mac McClane, Dr. Steven Albert, Cynthia Weston-Greene, and Zoey Morgan.
If you’re one of those who think that Rekall is too good to be true, then you should check out NoRekall.org. This website features three cases where the process that Rekall offers has backfired. Probably a product of the underground resistance determined to stop Chancellor Cohaagen, the folks behind NoRekall.org warn those considering the procedure not to let Rekall “blow your mind”.
In addition to stepping it up with their viral marketing, there are also some new stills from the movie featuring Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel in action, available courtesy of Comic Book Movie. After the synopsis of the film, check out some of the pictures below.
‘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, even though he’s got a beautiful wife 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, the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance 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.
Opening in theaters on August 3rd, ‘Total Recall’ stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, and John Cho.