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Monday, April 02, 2012

Total Recall Trailer

Wow.  Lots of great trailers went online this past weekend.  I wish I had the time to sit and blog about them all, but this is turning into a really crazy busy week.

So, if I had to pick one, it would be the entry from the pointless remake file, Total Recall.

The 1990 Arnold Schwarznegger classic gets a gritty reboot...even though the first one was kind of violent and really gritty to begin with.  Colin Farrell takes over for Arnold as Douglas Quaid, the bored factory worker (construction worker in the original) who dreams of something more in life and decides to go to Recall, the fake memory outfit to get the fake memories of an exotic secret agent fantasy implanted.  But, before you know it, everything goes to hell, and he's living out the secret agent life he ordered.  Or is he?

Instead of going to Mars, it all takes place on an overpopulated and dystopian Earth.  Kate Beckinsale takes over for the before-she-was-famous Sharon Stone as Quaid's wife/agent keeping an eye on him, and Jessica Biel takes over for Rachel Ticotin as his true love/fellow resistance fighter.  And Bryan Cranston takes over for Ronny Cox as the villainous Cohagan.

The remake was directed by Len Wiseman, the man responsible for the Underworld franchise and Die Hard 4.  And, in answer to your most pressing question, Wiseman has assured us that yes, the 3-breasted hooker makes an appearance.

It hits theaters on August 3.  Here's the trailer.

I've got to say, that does look pretty slick.  The first one's special effects were pretty cutting-edge for it's time, so this really shows you how far we've come.

Oh, and here's the poster.

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