I saw the latest trailer for the ‘Total Recall’ remake this past week attached to ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ and, despite my love of the original, I have to say… this new one starring Colin Farrell looks pretty darn sweet! The trailer rehashes pretty much the same story as the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger original with a man undergoing a memory implant at a place called Rekall when things go terribly wrong.
Now, via the viral website WelcometoRekall.com, Facebook users can experience their own version of the Rekall process. By going to the site and selecting one of ten different dream/memories. Then, by logging in with their Facebook information, the user is treated to a video that details their own trip down whatever path they chose, complete with their name and pictures and names of their Facebook friends.
Rekall Introduction Video:
Also, by participating in this viral video service, Facebook folks have the option to enter themselves into a sweepstakes to win prizes based on whatever Rekall experience they chose. Here are the Rekall experiences and the prizes that you can win (compiled by ComingSoon.net):
The Sports Anchor winner will spend the day at ESPN headquarters to get the full experience of a day in studio, provided by ESPN
The Rock Star winner will hang with Green Day, attend a sound check and receive backstage access provided by Pandora
The Fashionista winner will meet Heidi Klum and her stylist in Los Angeles, sponsored by AOL
The Secret Agent winner will attend the Stiletto Spy School or the MI6 Academy, sponsored by Yahoo! Movies
The UFC Champion winner, sponsored by UFC, will train with pro fighters and sit octagonside with the trainer
The Celebrity winner will live like a celebrity in Los Angeles and attend a red carpet event, sponsored by Wonderwall
The DJ winner will receive DJ lessons from a high-profile DJ, sponsored by Complex
The Video Gamer winner will travel to Microsoft headquarters to meet a game developer and receive the chance to battle it out with a pro, sponsored by Microsoft
The Millionaire winner will receive 1,000,000 Sony Rewards points, sponsored by Sony Rewards. With Sony Rewards, members can get rewarded for doing the things they already love – like going to the movies, playing games, sharing and more. The points can be used to redeem for the latest Sony electronics, movies, music and games – and even once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Notice that there are only nine prizes but there are ten Rekall choices. That’s because you get something quite different if you choose to follow the Astronaut experience. Click it and find out what!
Also, if you’re against this whole memory implantation thing, you can also learn about the dangers and join the resistance at NoRekall.org.
‘Total Recall’ stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, and John Cho and opens nationwide on August 3.