Columbia Pictures has unveiled the full-length trailer for the upcoming "Total Recall" remake, starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and John Cho. Check it out below.
Plot: Welcome to Rekall, the company that with one little implant can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Doug Quaid (Farrell), the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his ordinary existence. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. With the line between fantasy and reality blurred and the fate of his world hanging in the balance, Quaid goes on the run to discover his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
"Total Recall" is directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) and is set to hit theaters on August 3rd.
Looks good, Farrell is a certified box-office poison (but I like the guy), so is Biel (and I like the gal - mostly her glorious, prize-winning ass), but Wiseman definitely has some skills in directing action - and shows some growth here compared to Die Hard which I hated for being pussified with PG-13, but loved the action sequences.
The troopers massacre scene looks great - sure it couldn't have been accomplished with cinematography and editing alone, but it looks great and pretty seamless.
Yeah, okay, I’m sold ...not on the idea that it will be as good as the original; clearly, this movie lacks the ultra-violent edge and overall nutty charm of Verhoeven, not to mention the screen charisma both Arnold and Sharon Stone (sorry, Beckinsale doesn’t even come close). But this it should be, at the very least, a fun movie-going experience worth paying to see at the theater.
Oh, and here’s a random picture of my sister: http://i43.tinypic.com/2zptkbk.jpg
vincere01writes: on April 1st, 2012 at 10:26:09 PM
I think this movie will turn out perfect for what the studio is intending. That of being a summer popcorn movie with great action, sexy/sensual women, and good special effects. And from what i saw there my preliminary feel is that they have succeeded on all those fronts. The question i have now however is a little different. Will this go down as just a fun but easily forgettable summer movie? Or will it have enough new material and a good enough story to bring it beyond all that and make it a great sci fi movie to be proudly positioned on your blu-ray shelf collection. I for one am starting to hope its the latter. Im getting the feeling this might end up better than minority report. Similar tone, special effects etc. And just as a reminder to everyone that says he is poison. Ferrel was in minority report. And not only was it a sci fi classic that i still enjoy today but that movie ended up making a ton of money and having great reviews. Could it be that maybe ferrel is just predisposed to being likeable only in sci fi fare? Like jim carey and comedy is a successfull formula(most of the time, looking at you penguins) but when he takes a stab at emotional dramas or even horror the results are crickets in the seats. Or steven segal in anything but mindless kung/fu and gun movies. Or steve gutenberg in anything but police academy(i kid). Im thinking this could be the case. While remakes usually end up sucking in the end. After seeing this it makes me think it could be one of the exceptions to the rule. There are some similarities ill admit that to the original. But the movie does not seem to be shoestringed by it. It does enough different to seperate itself and adds a little blade runner flavor with a splash of futuristic jason bourne. In the words of the smite on this earth terrel owens. Get you popcorn ready people.
Haha I love how people are turning around now and saying theyre keen.. Like I said before, the only thing that will f*ck this movie is Len Wiseman, the cast are great. Looking forward to watch this. Even though Die Hard 4 sucked d*ck..
Len Wiseman is apt at directing action movies but for me his plots have always let the film down ... hopefuly with a plot already in palce this could be awesome ... the scene where farrell kills everyone is badass
I too like Farrell, but as a leading man, he's box office-poison. I hoped that maybe this movie would change that, but it won't. For the amount of money they but into this, it only looks so-so and not the popcorn-experience it should be.
So this is or isn't on Mars? I know the original opens on Earth but this trailer had no scenes resembling a red setting. Take that and Arnold out of the picture and you sure don't have much to go on.
BTW, the scene with him slaughtering the cops looked ok, that is unless you've seen Arnold do it in the original. Where the f*ck is all the blood dammit?!?! While this PUFF tries his hardest to be the next Jason Bourne copy, Arnold got busy breaking necks and leaving stains and brains on the wall. f*ck this if its PG-13.
Looks ok, not nearly as insane as Arnold's version, but its like they either go with the guy that's not action enough to be a heroic lead, or the guy that's too action-oriented to be taken seriously, when in fact the original short story had nothing to do with action.
In fact, the original story was about 'what is real', long before The Matrix exploited that meme.
Basically, if you have memories of being X, then are you X? Like Memento. Or Caveziel's 'Unknown'.
Are you what you are, or are you what you remember? Fight Club explored this idea too when Jack said "If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?", and on.
Are you your memories, are you who you are regardless. That's the question, and with this movie as with the first, I don't see much of an answer, just lots of kinetics.
i don't quite understand why people would be excited about this. len wiseman is a crappy director. it appears as if not only are they ripping off lines ('if I'm not me, who the hell am I?') but set design elements (the rekall chair thingy) directly from the the Verhoeven original. what does this movie have to offer other than some updated effects and a lesser action star? Beckinsale and Biel are hot, no argument there, but this trailer merely reaffirms the major studio's image problem of being creatively bankrupt. Sad.