Total Recall: Second Full Trailer

Colin Farrell steps into Arnie's shoes in reboot.

Posted 28th June 2012, 10:48am in Colin Farrell, Total Recall, Trailers

A second full trailer for Total Recall has appeared, and while it looks like a fun sci-fi film in its own right, we are beginning to wonder if it's time to call BS on this whole "re-interpretation of the source material" thing and just admit it's a straight remake. The majority of what we see in this trailer doesn't happen in the book, and most certainly does happen in the Arnie version.

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.