Sony Pictures has released the synopsis for their Colin Farrell starring reboot/remake/reimaging of Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 Arnie starring sci-fi actioner Total Recall. And despite claims to the contrary the plot sounds exactly like the original.
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) 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.
In addition to Farrell the film stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy. The film comes from Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman, but don’t let that deter you…Farrell has a pretty good rep with sci-fiers.
Total recall is out in Ireland August 22nd. We should be seeing a lot more of this very soon.