Sony Pictures has just released an official synopsis for the Len Wiseman directed “Total Recall” remake starring Collin Ferrell. I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest Ferrell fan and the idea of another Hollywood remake makes me want to punch babies, yet strangely I am looking forward to this film solely based on the premise and fading nostalgia. The fact that Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel are also both in it helps. It helps a lot actually.
Here’s the official film synopsis:
“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.
“Total Recall” is set to hit theaters August 3rd, 2012. The action thriller also stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy.