Thursday, 28 June 2012

Total Recall: Latest trailer for the remake of that doesn’t get itself to Mars...

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Mars has had a rough time at Hollywood recently. Turns out nobody cared if it needed ‘moms’; The media were all too eager to see that John Carter’s trip there had as rough a reception as possible (Disney didn’t help); and now this partial remake and partial new adaptation of the classic Philip K Dick tale ditches the planet altogether.

“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.”

It isn’t going to be easy for this film to find its feet either: If the Olympics aren’t a potential, if muted, distraction, then being just 2 weeks after the Dark Knight Rises and 1 week before The Bourne Legacy, certainly will be. Still as a nut for Philip K Dick stories, I am rooting for this one.

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