The new take on the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall has finally been given its official synopsis and, for a movie that claims to be going in its own direction, it does sound very familiar. However, it is not a remake or a reboot of that 1990 movie, it is in fact a reworking of the short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K Dick. The synopsis released by Sony is as follows.
“‘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.”
This 2012 version of Total Recall has been directed by Len Wiseman and we expect that a trailer for the movie will be released in the coming weeks. There has not been a lot of promotional material surround Total Recall and it is set to be released on August 3, 2012. We will bring you the Total Recall trailer as and when it is released.