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Watch: Teaser for 'Total Recall' Remake Trailer Coming This Sunday

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March 27, 2012

Colin Farrell in Total Recall

We've only seen some photos from Len Wiseman's forthcoming remake of Total Recall, the 1990 sci-fi film from Paul Verhoeven based on Philip K. Dick's short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. Now this Sunday will bring the first official trailer for the sci-fi flick and we have a tease for it featuring Colin Farrell stepping into the shoes once filled by Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, this time these shoes don't head to Mars with the story following nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, but for which side? Watch!

Here's the teaser for the Total Recall trailer, in HD via Apple, which will premiere online this Sunday:

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. Excited?

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  • Dfuze931
    Cranston? Im in.
  • http://twitter.com/paulogabriel Paulo Gabriel
    What? No Mars? What a disappointment.
    • http://the72pins.com DaftBot
      People keep saying that. Guess what! The book never went to mars.  The book was more like Blade Runner.
      • Scopedog
        Yep.  Although it was a short story, not a novel.  That said, it will be interesting to see this and find out whether it works or not.
      • McWetty
        People keep saying something wasn't in the book. Guess what, not everyone has read the book!
        • http://the72pins.com DaftBot
          I don't really know what point you're trying to make. Of course not everyone has read the book and at no point did I say that. My point is that this isn't a remake of another film. It's another film based on a short story. Certain ideas carry from one film to the next because of the nature of the source material but just because mars isn't in it doesn't mean it's bad. It's like ManHunter and Red Dragon. Both based on the same work but totally different takes on it with different endings and live in their own world. But nobody said Red Dragon is a remake of ManHunter.  Or both versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. One is not a remake of the other... they're just both films based on the book. Sooo yeah... Just because you haven't read it doesn't mean it doesn't exist and that it's not the basis for everything.
          • Guest
             There are people who believe The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
          • McWetty
            The point I'm trying to make is: how are people supposed to know that they never went to Mars if they had never read the book and their only reference point is the original Total Recall movie?   It's a pet peeve of mine when people are condescending towards people who clearly haven't read the book a movie is based on.  I'm a huge proponent of reading the books movies are based on, but that's not always possible. I'd just like to see more politeness online. Even from myself.
          • http://the72pins.com DaftBot
            How are they supposed to know? well I just informed them didn't I? There. Problem solved.
  • Leinergroove
    It certainly does have a Fifth Element vibe...
    • Thavius
      Dead on Leinergroove. Very Fifth Element.
  • DoomCanoe
    see... you... at... the... party... Richter?
    • Vwtuner32
      classic!!!! haha
    • Tyler Weese
       Always my favorite line.
  • Scott of the Antarctic
    This is hands down the best trailer for a trailer ive ever seen, although I feel like it might have given too much away about the trailer, you know? I feel like Ive already seen the trailer after watching this trailer for a trailer. Maybe next time warn us about spoilers that may be in trailers for trailers.................trailer.
    • Scopedog
      Hey!  It's only a teaser!  But think about it...if they didn't show a lot, you'd probably hear complaints that no one knows what the hell is going on.  Just sayin'.
      • Lerryjee
        He may have been joking.
  • Truong18
    fifth Element all over it. 
  • http://the72pins.com DaftBot
    I wish people would stop complaining about how it looks like Fifth Element or that it doesn't have mars. Guess what... The book was more closely tied to Blade Runner. Ever see the Total Recall TV Show (which was pretty great) didn't have Mars, had replicants, had a lot of cool ideas. Fifth Element takes a lot of it's style from Blade Runner but then it's also a bit like Blade Runner if everything was painted by ravers. This is far closer to the original content of the book it was based on... so far any way, than the original film was. I personally think it looks pretty great so far. 
    • Tester
      I wish people would stop complaining about people complaining
  • Filmfan3635437326
    SOLD
  • Xerxexx
    "Give these people da air!" I'm fucking in.
  • AgentKidSociety
    Do they all use the same sound effects/music nowadays? It's like.... Oh, nevermind.
  • korbindallis
    you had me at  Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel  :P
  • http://www.previouslyuntitled.blogspot.com/ The_Kid89
    I seriously hate these trailers for trailers thing, it's so stupid. Just show the damn trailer.
    • Xzibit
      Yo Dawg, I heard you like trailers so I made a trailer for a trailer so you can watch a trailer while you watch a trailer!
  • David Banner
    Nice teaser, like the visuals, but I'd prefer if it was called "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale". I did get slightly jittery when someone mentioned Total Recall tv series here....this movie and none of the adaptions of Dick's novels should be mentioned in the same sentence. The Total Recall 2070 tv series was borring as hell....I tried...like 14 of the 22 episodes and gave up. It was a mix of Dick's ideas and novels put in a blender.  It was Showtimes first tv series, so one can't be to harsh with them(?).
    • Scopedog
      Hmmm...should they have kept the original title?  Dunno about that--although you can make the case for it, let's face it--it would fly over a lot of people's heads.  And since no one--correction--not many bother to research, they probably wouldn't know about the connection to PKD unless they were beaten over the head with it.
    • http://the72pins.com DaftBot
      I'm sorry but while that title works in a sci-fi short story context it would be TERRIBLE to market. I would be bad for people who have to put that on posters, say it in TV and radio spots... people just would ignore it. Titles are everything. It's the first idea you get from a movie and when the title is six words long and none of them are catchy... well that's a problem. Total Recall works as a title. It's catchy and especially now it's well known.
  • DustyOR
    Sign me up............looks like a winner for Colin......and pleased to see Kate in it.
  • Mediocrityisthenewgenius
    Come on Colhagen...give the people air!!!
  • Oblique
    Actually looks like its ripping off the Mechs from Mass Effect.
    • Scopedog
      Thought that too...but hey, I'm not complaining.  Just means that a ME film is certainly possible....
      • Solo_Calrissian
        A Mass Effect movie (especially done in the Cinematics' CGI) would be awesome.  
      • http://the72pins.com DaftBot
        they're already working on it. The girl who is featured in the upcoming Comic-Con doc as a ME cosplayer was actually hired to work on the costumes. They're going to make it. It's just a matter of whether or not it will have a shitty ending. Also I think that a Mass Effect movie is a bad idea on principle because everyone who's ever played it has their own individual idea of what it was like... no two people played it the same. 
    • Guest
      It's just  some dudes in white armor. But yeah it pretty much looks like it's drawing from the same pool of archetypal SF imagery  hence the Mass Effect vibe.                                                         
  • Solo_Calrissian
    Yay (Inception/Transformers 3/Avengers/Battleship/Prometheus) horns! 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1363064612 Said Samayoa
    I don't like remakes... but Colin Farrell is my favorite so I'll give a chance
    • Scopedog
      While I'm not down on ALL remakes--I mean, 1982's THE THING and DePalma's SCARFACE were remakes, after all--I hear you.  That said, it's been over 20 years since Verhoeven's film, and I like Farrell as well--so I'm certainly up to seeing this. (Plus, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biehl, Bryan Cranston....but the first two, certainly!)
    • http://the72pins.com DaftBot
      not a remake. Another take on the story the other film was based on. Trying to be closer to the original story than Arnold's version. 
  • Manuel
    Lens flare.
  • http://twitter.com/RJCMarques Ricardo Marques
    Well it does get some juices flowing... Lets see how it holds out in the end. Please don't make a spoilery trailer...
  • redskulllives
    0:13s that ass :D
  • http://www.quanahblogs.com/ Quanah
    Son-of-a-bitch. That smells like a popcorn fartin' good time.
  • Joe_HTH
    People keep saying Fifth Element. But this looks absolutely nothing like Fifth Element except for flying cars and a futuristic city. But the city looks nothing like the one in Fifth Element, and neither do the cars.
  • Max Renn
    "Baby, you make me wish I had three hands."
    • bozo connors
       ugh!  If there's no 3 breasted women (or machine gun toting midgets)... walkin' right the hell out.  RIGHT out of the theatre.
  • Rhaskos
    looks awesome, epic. looks like Deus Ex shanghai :) awesome awesome
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ5hK-D8kRQ Crapola
    Get to the choppa, ahll be Bach, westlife with Biggie and Tupaaaak. Like Bladerimmer and Fifth Element had a child. Ah'll watch it.
  • craftsbone
    Of course it kinda looks a little bit like Blade Runner.Quess what.Blade Runner was dealing about a short story of Philip K. Dick. Its the same here. So his signature spreads over all his works and share familiar elements.  Such a setting is cool anyway. So, why not... Could be fun.
  • craftsbone
    Of course it kinda looks a little bit like Blade Runner.Quess what.Blade Runner was dealing about a short story of Philip K. Dick. Its the same here. So his signature spreads over all his works and share familiar elements.  Such a setting is cool anyway. So, why not... Could be fun.
  • christox
    Wooooo, I love sci-fi!!
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Morris-Morad/1621862379 Morris Morad
     thank you god no 3D
  • http://3d.about.com JustinSlick
    This is bordering on pastiche, but not at all in a bad way.  I'm more than happy to revisit the Blade Runner/Fifth Element aesthetic, and Colin Farrell is completely underrated.
  • jah p
    Reminds me of Minority Report....
  • Sammickey
    Well if you see a Macdonald take out section... thats 5th Element right there!
  • Stevenfreestyler
    What a joke... Total Recall Remake? What makes anyone think that the Movie Total Recall needs a recall "remake" ?... Its a joke alright... Pass the pop corn somewhere else.. not wasting money on this one for sure..

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