Total Recall, which I still don’t believe is releasing already, has a synopsis as of yesterday, and it’s sounding pretty much exactly like the Schwarzenegger movie, except with less Mars. Why they decide to transport the film on Earth instead of the Red Planet is probably due to something called a budget, but that’s neither here nor there. It’s still the basic same story. Man (Colin Farrell) gets memory implants, finds himself contrary to the law (Bryan Cranston), joins with rebellion (MOTHERF***ING BILL NIGHY), smooches ladies (Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel). Feel free to read the whole text after the jump, but you’ve basically gotten the whole story right there.
I get that Philip K. Dick’s work has been responsible for one of the best science fiction movies ever made, that being Blade Runner, but dang, guys, someday we’re going to wind up with a ninety hour-long adaptation of The Exegesis, and then where will we be? Wait, never mind, I absolutely want that. That sounds like the best.[Via Coming Soon]
“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.