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Total Recall fully approved trailer

TotalRecallRemake.jpgThe new trailer for the remake of, or the reimagining of Total Recall looks very much like the cut that was leaked online and pulled but there's greater pace and more from the main characters as well as setting up that rivalry much better than it did.

I have to say that looking at this trailer I think we could be in for one hell of a film. The characters, action and special effects all look very strong, we just have to hope that the story lives up to how well it looks in the short burst it has on screen.

Here's the blurb for the new Total Recall:

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.

Now let's get straight into the trailer through TrailerAddict:

Okay, so what do you think? It certainly looks good but how do you feel now you've seen it? I think it has the potential to outclass the original film without a doubt and there doesn't look like there's a lot of room in there for anything but thriller, action and science fiction. I would guess my only problem is have we seen the story already and could the new Total Recall, however or whatever it is adapted from, turn into an all out science fiction aciton film and not much more, but then really would that be such a bad thing?

The writing talent on the script offers us a range of views - Mark Bomback worked with the director Len Wiseman on Die Hard 4.0 (Filmstalker review) and worked on the new The Wolverine screenplay, James Vanderbilt has the new RoboCop under his belt, The Losers (Filmstalker review) and Zodiac, and Kurt Wimmer has Salt (Filmstalker review), Law Abiding Citizen (Filmstalker review) and The Thomas Crown Affair remake.

There's a range of talent in there as well as coverage of many different genres, it could turn out to be all action with a science fiction backdrop, more science fiction action, plenty of thriller, we just can't tell yet. What would you like though?



I think this looks good considering, but where is the grit and the mutants? This looks almost too... clean. I remember the fat woman disguise unmasking scene in the original was pretty gruesome, now it looks like just some hologram glitch...

I like though how aesthetically it looks like they took inspiration from Blade Runner. Especially for the city landscape. I think at the very least it should a good action flick.

That's an interesting observation David, it does look very clean and precise. I wonder if it is going to end up looking too CG for its own good?

I agree with you, the trailer has definitely picked up my interest from where it was beforehand.


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