Thursday, 15 March 2012

We Can Remake It For You Wholesale

An International Promo Trailer for Total Recall, the latest movie "reboot" Hollywoods big brains thought would be a good idea, hit the internet today and surprisingly enough it doesn't fill me with overwhelming nerd rage.

Nerd Rage: No laughing matter

Although it's only short, it gives you a good idea of what the film will look like when it finally gets its ass to Mars sorry, cinema's in August.

Memory of a life time or instantly forgettable?
We'll have to wait till August to find out.

This telling of Phillip K. Dicks short story (or novelette if you want to be a dick about it) "We can remember it for you wholesale" is directed by Len Wiseman & stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, and Bill Nighy. This time we see the setting move from Mars to a Fascist future where Euroamerica (formerly the United States) and New Shanghai (formerly China) fight for political power, & looks set to blur the line between fantasy & reality more than the Paul Verhoeven version from back in 1990 did. 

Can Colin Farrell match Arnie's acting awesome-ness?

I'm not sure how I feel about them moving the action from Mars to Earth, I grew up watching the original Schwarzenegger action-fest & I am a massive fan of pretty much everything Verhoeven has done, but I would definitely like to see a movie based more closely on the original PKD story which leaves you wondering whether Quail (changed to Quaid for the film) actually goes to Mars (or wherever the hell he goes this time) or whether he's just having a "Schizoid Embolism" in Rekal's offices as a result of a bodged implant.

Schizoid Embolism or a bad case of the Martian runs?

Check out the official synopsis below then get ready for a surprise in the shape of something that admittedly, doesn't look like its going to suck a whole bunch of grossly mutated Martian wang.

Official Synopsis:

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (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 (Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (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.

And the Three titted lady-less promo:

Are you looking forward to seeing this, or will you be getting a Johnny cab to your local cinema to cut of the air supply to the patrons inside?

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