TOTAL RECALL Remake Director Says First Trailer Due Out in March
Published: January 22, 2012 - 7:31am
The upcoming remake from Columbia Pictures and director Len Wiseman (Underworld), which stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, Bryan Cranston and Kate Beckinsale, is scheduled to hit theaters August 2012.
"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.
During a recent interview, Total Recall director Len Wiseman -- who is apparently only a few days away from turning in his first cut -- offered a few comments about the film's highly secretive trailer, "I’ve seen it, and it’s great. I believe it will hit in March. I could be wrong, but I think March."
Total Recall is directed by Len Wiseman from a screenplay by Mark Bomback (Unstoppable), James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man), and Kurt Wimmer (Law Abiding Citizen). The film stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale and John Cho -- with a mysterious cameo appearance by Ethan Hawke -- and hits theaters August 3rd, 2012.