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Sony Releases First Total Recall Image and Synopsis

While many were initially skeptical about director Len Wiseman and Sony remaking the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Total Recall, the filmmakers soon won fans over by explaining that this film will more closely follow the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.” Some impressive Comic-Con International footage didn’t hurt either. But now we not only have the first still from the film, but also an official 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 premieres on Aug. 3.

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  • http://twitter.com/jonthetwit John

    I think describing the Schwarzenegger version as a classic is a bit of a stretch, yes sure it was quite good & funny in places but classic i don’t think so. Its no Terminator 1 or T2 or Predator, its more on a par with Last Action Hero. In My Opinion anyway

  • Matt

    the closed door footage they showed us as comic con NY a couple months back blew me away. the image above is from that footage

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, the original Total Recall was fun shlock, but it was filled with cheesy one-liners, clunky dialogue, and ham-fisted acting. Yes it was fun. A classic? Hell no.