I’ll be honest, I was never a fan of the original movie, so my interest in the reboot of Total Recall wasn’t really that high – however, after watching the action-packed featurette from Sony pictures UK my mind has been changed (hopefully not through someone messing with my memory) the look of the movie in some ways is very similar to I Robot, which is a good thing in my books and its looks to have lost a lot of the sexist attitude it had in the original so it may just prove a winner after-all.
In the new feature Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsdale take us through their characters along with new footage from the movie. The cast also stars, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy.
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.
‘Total Recall’ is released in UK cinemas 24th August 2012.