There’s been a bit of confusion over the remake of Total Recall, with some saying it would still involve the main character going to Mars, other that the Red Planet was out, with most hedging their bets on what was going on. However now the official synopsis has dropped, and it appears that Mars is indeed out, with things staying earthbound this time around.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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 sounds kind of like the Schwarzenegger version, but not really, but it could well be a decent film. The Len Wiseman directed movie arrives in cinemas in August.