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Sunday, April 1, 2012

The New Trailer for "Total Recall" is Like an Out-of-Space Jason Bourne Movie

It looks like this summer is serving up a lot of scrumptious-looking blockbusters--from Prometheus to the Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, and now...the remake of the 1990 sci-fi hit Total Recall.

Before you start rolling your eyes, yes this is another remake. But the campy '90 original about a dream-like venture to Mars (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) is so not above getting a remake, so this should be a welcome endeavor.

This time Colin Farrell stars as Doug Quaid/Hauser in the reboot, which Apple describes as: 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.

A few things...1) when will Hollywood stop casting Jessica Biel in movies? 2) Bryan Cranston makes everything more awesome. 3) Bill Nighy as the out of space, out of his mind bad guy? Winning. And 4) This trailer looks better than the entire original movie, like a sci-fi Jason Bourne flick. Let's do this.

Total Recall hits theaters August 3rd.


Dankwa Brooks said...

It looks like a cross between Blade Runner and Minority Report to me. I'm also not really buying Colin Farrell's action chops in the trailer either. Looks very choreographed. More than it actually is.

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Trailer actually looks really cool! And since it was filmed here in Toronto I am looking forward to this remake!

s. said...

The trailer looks ok, but I don't get it why do they keep hiring Biel. She is just terrible.

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