“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.”
Len Wiseman directs this new version of TOTAL RECALL, from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback. Due in theaters August 3rd from Sony/Columbia Pictures.
Genre fans will remember the 1990 Paul Verhoeven—Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner, which entailed a real or or imagined trip to Mars. Interesting that both film versions rename the character QUAID, rather than the story’s Douglas QUAIL, who may have done something truly amazing as a child.