We’ve had our doubts about the Len Wiseman-directed science fiction film Total Recall, starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale. After all, how could it be better than the first? Will t have the exploding head bomb or the holy grail of sci fi – a three breasted alien woman?!? The answer is: We have no idea.
However, we do have a few little snippets of footage that were leaked online and will probably get pulled faster than a cat’s tail in a room full of three year olds.
One interesting thing is that it tells you to search online for “Total Recall”. We are very curious about this in particular because it sounds like we might be looking at a viral campaign in the making… and this is a great story to build one off of.
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.