This is less a trailer than a lot of flashy images, but it does suggest this new take on Total Recall will be both very different to and yet oddly similar to the Paul Verhoeven version, as well as rather hectic. Here’s the synopsis: ‘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.’ The film’s due out August 22nd.
Having missed out on the third Underworld movie, Kate Beckinsale is back in vampire mode as warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. It’s certainly a bit of a change for the franchise, so take a look at what’s going on in the trailer. It’s due out January 20th, 2012.
Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi flick, Horizons, already has Tom Cruise and Jessica Chastain attached to star, but according to Deadline, there is one more female lead role open, and actresses Kate Beckinsale, Hayley Atwell, and Diane Kruger are vying to land it.
The European actresses will all read for the role in Pittsburgh this weekend, where Tom Cruise is shooting One Shot (when you get to be as big as Tom Cruise, the world comes to you rather than the other way around). The role is a female pilot who crash lands on Earth, which is now only inhabited by drones after the planet became too toxic for humans. Tom Cruise plays one of the last men on Earth, a drone mechanic who discovers the wreckage and goes on a journey of discovery with the woman.
Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) will direct Horizons from a screenplay by Karl Gajdusek, who rewrote William Monahan’s initial draft. The project is based on the graphic novel Joseph Kosinski co-created for Radical Publishing.
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