Image Entertainment offers three exclusive engagements of this horror film, which has been available via Video on Demand for weeks. Jessica Biel stars as a nurse who moves to a small town haunted by the legend of The Tall Man, a phantom who abducts children. When her own child is taken, the nurse embarks on an attempt to track down the truth about the Tall Man. Pascal Laugier (MARTYRS) wrote and directed. The cast includes Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, William B. Davis (yes, the Cigarette-Smoking Man from X-FILES), Samantha Ferris, and Colleen Wheeler.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, the film has nothing to do with the character played by Angus Scrimm in the PHANTASM films.
Theatrical Release Date: Friday, August 31
Rated R for violence and terror, and for language Theatres:
New York, NY: AMC Loews Village 7 – 66 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Los Angeles, CA: Laemmle’s Noho 7 – 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
What is reality? What is identity? How long can a soul survive when one’s perceptions and one’s self are subject to electronic editing at a moment’s whim? These and many other fascinating questions are raised and almost immediately dropped in TOTAL RECALL, director Len Wiseman’s retelling of the Philip K. Dick tale of an ordinary working Joe discovering his own secret life courtesy of a recreational brain reprogramming service. The story was previously brought to the screen by Paul Verhoeven, with Arnold Schwarzenegger starring, but does stripping the film of Verhoeven’s camp, satirical outlook and bringing in Colin Farrell as a more credible protagonist automatically mean the scenario regains the challenging, visionary paranoia of the Dick original?
Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons come together to explore thematic opportunities offered and missed in this latest remake, as well as dissecting the appeal of the film’s post-apocalyptic world and evaluating whether the core concept of the Rekall memory implant system makes any sense to begin with. Click on the player to hear the discussion.
Colin Farrell stars in the remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film, inspired by the Phillip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.” This trailer (like the ones that preceded it) suggests that the story line follows the original film fairly closely, including the ramped up action that was added to turn Dick’s paranoid contemplation of the nature of identity into a blockbuster action film. Kate Beckinsale replaces Sharon Stone; Jessica Biel replaces Rachel Ticotin; and Bill Nighy is along for the ride.
TOTAL RECALL opens Friday, August 3, 2012.