Watch: Full Trailer for Len Wiseman's 'Total Recall' Remake Arrives

April 1, 2012
Source: Apple

Total Recall

"Tell us your fantasy, we'll give you the memory." Whoa - must watch. As promised after that early tease, Columbia/Sony has unveiled the full-length trailer on Apple for Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake, starring Colin Farrell as Doug Quaid living in the future. The cast also includes Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, Ethan Hawke and John Cho with some bleached hair, and they all look considerably badass. I'm a sucker for cool sci-fi, and although I don't like Len Wiseman's movies (at all), this actually looks kind of awesome. Way better than I was initially expecting, at least. Dive in below!

Watch the first full-length trailer for Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake, in high def via Apple:

Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard), is directing this Total Recall remake from a script by James Vanderbilt, Kurt Wimmer & Mark Bomback that is said to be more true to Philip K. Dick's original short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale. The new story involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn’t know for which side. Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and John Cho also star in the film which is headed to theaters on August 3rd, 2012 towards the end of summer. Thoughts?

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  • 'this video is no longer available due to a copyright claim made by sony entertainment' :(
    •  Yea, the movie studios don't like trailers on YouTube (which makes NO SENSE AT ALL) and so they go crazy removing them. You're forced to watch it on Apple right now, nothing we can do, they are hunting this one down like crazy.
      • Maybe they try to keep track of the initial response and hits the trailer gets? I'm as unsure as you.
        •  Yea, they do, but... it would be even BIGGER if they just did a YouTube release and calculated those numbers. So they just want bigger numbers, yet won't allow anyone to watch the trailer? None of it makes any logical sense at all.
          • Thexn
             It's the unwritten Apple law. Apple. Think different.* *(Just as long as different is exactly what we're thinking right now.)
          • iNDO
            Its that whole war they're having with Adobe  Flash and we're the casualties.
          • I watch stuff on Youtoob, but it has a lot of advertising. Since finding Firstshowing, I rarely watch a trailer on the Apple site, unless it's something you haven't featured. I find the quicktime movies very clunky and slow. Flash video is better for viewing online, though the quality is reduced. The hits and clicks is all people care about these days, advertising and being high in Googles. Sad world.
          • Ram
             ad blocker its your new best friend
  • Franklin Carpio
    That looked intense... can't wait.
    • McWetty
      Very intense. That trailer got my blood pumping!
  • Dspot
    Damn, now that is one remake I am interested in seeing now. Trailer looks epic. Def cannot wait to see this. I hope they will remake The Running Man next. I think that is another Arnold film that would do very well with a remake.
    • Running Man is terrible, re-watch it, it's soooo bad.
      • Scopedog
         Hmmm...maybe if they do a remake, they could make it closer to the original story--but they would have to seriously re-work the ending.
        • Aleoli
          The remake is done.. hunger games I think is called.
          • Tester
            I keep hearing this over and over when I believe The Walk ( from the same book ) was actually closer to Hunger Games than the Running Man..  Now that The Mist was made into a fairly good movie, I would love to see The Walk get the same treatment, albeit with an R rating
        • Tester
          I totally agree, that's what pissed me off the most about the movie, they changed the great ending of that short story..
      • grimjob
        It really is. Bought the dvd a couple years back. Hadn't seen it since I was a kid. Yeah, didn't transfer well. Still love it though.
    • David Banner
  • Ross
    good trailer.  long enough without leaving you feeling youve seen the whole film.
    • bole
    • Scopedog
       Agreed.  The trailer certainly looks good; hope the complete film will be worth seeing.
    • Agree the trailer showed just enough to suck you into the overall feel of the movie and not spoil it. Especially if you've seen the original.  *************  ***Spoiler*** ************* I mean they haven't even shown Mars yet. Damn glad they decided to remake this. I hope they add more of the novel into the movie. There is a pretty cool back story to whole Mars, Sun, Earth thingie... 
      • Xerxexx
        There is no mars in this version. Its an actual adaptation from Phillip K. Dick's We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.
        • Gill
          The book is set on Mars. Though this adaptation is much closer to the book from what details I have heard.
          • Xerxexx
             Mars is a memory in the novelette. Quaid wished to visit Mars.
      • John C.
        There is no Mars in this remake.....
  • Looks really great!
  • This Movie WILL ROCK Perfect Action Adventure Summer Movie
  • The jury's still out about whether I will see this.  I'm more interested in catching up with the original (which has long been on my "to see" list)
  • Wait, is it still on Mars? Whys no eyes go pop!
    • Scopedog
      Nope, no Mars in this version...
  • I disliked Len Wiseman. I dislike Kate Beckinsale. Then I saw this trailer. I like them now. That was fucking (I'm sorry for using the next word) EPIC!
    • Scopedog
      See?  All it took was one trailer! (But let's not count all the chickens yet.  While I did like the trailer, it will be watching the finished film that seals the deal for me.  But I _love_ Kate Beckinsale....)
    •  I usually feel that way about every Len Wiseman movie, they look good at the start... but once you actually SEE the movie, you'll quickly be reminded how much you dislike that family (Len/Kate are married).
  • Zade_92
    I hate apple trailers on a PC they never work well, and this trailer looks so good.
  • Ha ha ... noticed one line in the trailer that was a nice tip of the hat to the Arnie version.  1000 cool points to whoever else can recognize it.  :)
  • Holy shit. That's a good trailer. Not talking about the movie yet. Might be good.
  • greedo
    Wow.  The design of the city really looks nice.  We haven't seen a good seedy future city done well since Blade Runner.  It also brings to mind the early William Gibson novels.  I wonder if Mars will be in this version at all.
  • Wylles
    Really Awesome, absolutely badass trailer...cant wait...
  • Chris Amaya
    I'm in. I love the tracking shot with him taking out the guards. 
  • You. Are. Shitting. Me. I'm there with bells on...Actually scratch that. Bells in a movie theater would be rude.
  • Panda
  • Xerxexx
    That was fucking awesome. Farrell has gotten so much better as an actor and this looks like a badass sci-fi flick.
    • Agreed. Although I think Farrell has always been great actor. He's just picked some terrible films to be in. I loved Farrell in Minority Report. After that his films ranged between terrible, to iffy, to brilliant. I hope he keeps this mainstream kick going. :)
      • Xerxexx
        I totally agree. Farrell is a talented actor and he looks great in this.
        • syntaxterror
           Agreed x2.. In Bruges anyone?
          • grimjob
            Ha! In Bruges is the film that completely changed my opinion of him. LOVED that movie!!
          • Xerxexx
             IB is his best work.
  • Home in time for cornflakes
    "And you like Melina, right? Well you get to fuck her every night. That's right, she's gonna be Hauser's babe." -- Will this remake have classic dialogue like that?
    • Chjapa
      I hope so, but doubtful. The original was actually a pretty good film.
      • grimjob
        Correction: Pretty great film.
  • Race Bannon
    this looks sick, yes. just kind of weird they show john cho getting killed right at the beginning. but ahhh yeah, i'm seeing it. 
  • LosZombies
    That was better than I thought it would be to be honest 😮 I can see myself waiting in line for this. 😀
  • Robertschultz78
    I saw no indication that I'm gonna get to see three boobs in this film.
    • grimjob
      I was just going to bring that up. Benny and the tri-tit hooker is classic!
  • DoomCanoe
    shit.... that looked pretty awesome
  • grimjob
    I really hate to say it, but that looks pretty damn awesome. I was so pissed when I heard this was happening. Sticking to the source material was the right way to go. The original is one of my faves, and this looks to be removed far enough from that to make me want to see it.
    • son_et_lumiere
      likewise. i wanted nothing to do with this when i heard about it, but at least they *appear* to be trying to do something different. i share @buddha1822:disqus's opinion of Wiseman, but like @9521adc5b43398fd637a2b6efe24a1c1:disqus, the tracking shot and one or two other little things got my attention. add in Farrell (ever since In Bruges, likewise @1ba43be8ed9a2251645286d50036577e:disqus!) and the Minority Report / Fifth Element design, and you can colour me surprisingly interested. i hope i enjoy the ride.
  • Xtheory
    walt white as the bad guy? count me in.
  • Poofy & Boofer
    Since there is no Mars does that mean I won't get to see Krang? 
  • Peter
    I'm in.
  • Rick4925872
    Midnight premiere showing for me, very excited for this film, that traileri is amazing!
  • Marc Callado
    Watched the original film as a kid but unfortunately don't remember it much. I like the style of this one's setting. Anyone getting tired of the "oh I got skills" context? Colin Farrell doesn't do too well carrying a film in terms of box office but this looks like it will be a solid late summer action movie. 
  • Thisisjosh
    WTF is wrong with everyone? This trailer looks awful, all of Wiseman's movies are awful. He cast his wife in it, dammit. This is movie should have been named a different title. I hope this whole damn beautiful people in total recall remake is an April fools joke on me.
    • John
  • Bl00dwerK
     Can't wait!
  • Sharkman
    Arnold WHO?  I must say that I will certainly miss the melted dwarf with the three tits, but Kate B. definitely takes the sting out of that! Can't stand Colin Farrell in anything, but again, Kate! Freaking! Beckinsale!
  • HarryFiddleSticks
    Eye-popping stuff man
  • Jason
    This looks pretty awesome, actually...  I guess only time will tell though...
  • BinaryChaos
    Jason Bourne set in the future? I like how it looks it definitely has that Blade Runner tone to it I'll definitely watch it but I'm not expecting much from it.
  • rockkicker
    kate b vs. jessica b?? why not!!
  • Ok, I'm sold, looks a lot more interesting than I thought - what's up with the "face change" effect at the end? Intrigiung...
    • Last Resort
      "Get ready for a surprise..."
  • David Banner
    Wow, this looks great! Can't wait for it! I hope to see more of P.K. Dick's work brought to life next years. For all of you who are "confused", this might help:
  • Solo_Calrissian
    looks ok.  No complaints.
  • Jont
    i see len wiseman wasted no time casting his wife!
    • son_et_lumiere
      he's almost as bad as Paul WS Anderson / Milla Jovovich. once every now and then, sure, but every damn movie?
      • grimjob
        Luckily Guy Ritchie only made that mistake once.
  • Rain Spider
    Man the camera work during the shootout where he comes out of the chair was superb. 
  • tsode
    This entire article and loads of comments, and not a single person has mentioned Paul Verhoeven? It was the impact of Paul Verhoeven's cartoonish, grotesque, hyper-violent style that implanted us with all the Total Recall film memories we know and love. I agree this new film doesn't look bad, but it also looks a bit like your average, modern, run of the mill sci-fi actioner. Slow mo fight scenes and CGI cities just don't impress me anymore. I'll watch it, but dare I say I doubt I'll be talking about it in 2034 (like we're talking about the 1990 version now). Unless Len Wiseman suddenly turns into more of a modern auteur like Paul Verhoeven or Luc Besson, with a creative and memorable style, I think this film will likely be a fun diversion but ultimately as forgettable as the Underworld films or other OK futureworld flicks like, say "I, Robot". I could be wrong of course, but much like Paul WS Anderson, Wiseman has never given us much reason to think differently. (And I don't hate the Underworld films either).
    • John
    • son_et_lumiere
      well said. Total Recall (the Ahnuld version) is, along with RoboCop and Starship Troopers, a trilogy of genuinely subversive, schlock blockbusters, all with a garish, in your face, unapologetic style. you may like or hate Verhoeven, but you sure as hell will have an opinion. I, Robot is a good example of a film that you watch and then it just dissipates in the memory. here's hoping Wiseman manages to avoid that fate here.
    KUATO 2012.
  • Adrian
  • @tsode beautifully said.
  • Keep Kate & Jessica give them a full lesbian scene! Ditch the rest!
  • Home in time for cornflakes
    This could be done well, but unfortunately Len Wiseman has made only average to crap movies. The source material is solid; the 1990 version was a blast; this version has some great visuals from the trailer and Colin Farrell doesn't suck in roles. I'm open-minded about this rehash, but if the script is a dud nothing can save this movie.
  • AINYC Film
    I thought they learned from Matrix that CG fight scenes are not executed well. Had to turn it off half way through. 
  • I'm willing to give Wiseman the benefit of the doubt for this one. I think the trailer actually looks pretty good, and Farrell's always watchable.
  • CookieMonster
    I love you Kate!
  • ………………….
    QUAID!!!!!! Looks Good, But Unless I Get Confirmation Of A Woman With 3 Boobs, I'm Not 
  • BJD
    This looks awesome. 
  • Bithki
    Being from the generation of the original (Which was fun to watch) this looks freak'in incredible. I really like Colin Farrell for some reason but he sure has picked some sad movies to be associated with in the past. This looks much better .... hope the whole movie is as good as the trailer looks. Kate B on the other hand........HOT is the only description the fits. That is a sexy woman for sure. Include her and Jessica B. in slugfest style dude fight....I'm freak'in there. 
  • Rockenfive
    Eh!  I don't find the trailer that memorable or exciting.  The Swarzenneger film was more than enough for this story.   I am really sick of remakes!  They throw in a few "A" lister babes, a bunch of computer animation and suddenly everyone thinks this movie is awe inspiring?  Boy how low our ideals have fallen.  The movie isn't that special or interesting enough for me to blow $12.00 on a ticket.  I will wait for the DVD. 
  • Everybody seems to have forgotten this is directed by Len Wiseman. He's generally known for being just a couple of notches better than Uwe Boll. Expect more crap soon.
  • ur_babys_daddy
    Yes! Give most of the cool shots away!
  • Bit ch
    Arnold needs to be in it for it to be good.. Colin Ferrell blows my left testicle
  • I late to the game, but now I'm freaking interested. The original will always have a spot in my heart but this might just work.




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