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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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Reader Feedback - 57 Comments

1

Cranston? Im in.

Dfuze931 on Mar 27, 2012

2

What? No Mars? What a disappointment.

Paulo Gabriel on Mar 27, 2012

3

People keep saying that. Guess what! The book never went to mars.  The book was more like Blade Runner.

DaftBot on Mar 27, 2012

4

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.

Scopedog on Mar 27, 2012

5

People keep saying something wasn't in the book. Guess what, not everyone has read the book!

McWetty on Mar 29, 2012

6

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.

DaftBot on Mar 30, 2012

7

 There are people who believe The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Guest on Mar 30, 2012

8

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.

McWetty on Mar 30, 2012

9

How are they supposed to know? well I just informed them didn't I? There. Problem solved.

DaftBot on Mar 30, 2012

10

It certainly does have a Fifth Element vibe...

Leinergroove on Mar 27, 2012

11

Dead on Leinergroove. Very Fifth Element.

Thavius on Mar 31, 2012

12

see... you... at... the... party... Richter?

DoomCanoe on Mar 27, 2012

13

classic!!!! haha

Vwtuner32 on Mar 27, 2012

14

 Always my favorite line.

Tyler Weese on Mar 27, 2012

15

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.

Scott of the Antarctic on Mar 27, 2012

16

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'.

Scopedog on Mar 27, 2012

17

He may have been joking.

Lerryjee on Mar 27, 2012

18

fifth Element all over it. 

Truong18 on Mar 27, 2012

19

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. 

DaftBot on Mar 27, 2012

20

I wish people would stop complaining about people complaining

Tester on Mar 27, 2012

21

SOLD

Filmfan3635437326 on Mar 27, 2012

22

"Give these people da air!" I'm fucking in.

Xerxexx on Mar 27, 2012

23

Do they all use the same sound effects/music nowadays? It's like.... Oh, nevermind.

AgentKidSociety on Mar 27, 2012

24

you had me at  Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel  😛

korbindallis on Mar 27, 2012

25

I seriously hate these trailers for trailers thing, it's so stupid. Just show the damn trailer.

The_Kid89 on Mar 27, 2012

26

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!

Xzibit on Mar 28, 2012

27

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(?).

David Banner on Mar 27, 2012

28

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.

Scopedog on Mar 27, 2012

29

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.

DaftBot on Mar 30, 2012

30

Sign me up............looks like a winner for Colin......and pleased to see Kate in it.

DustyOR on Mar 27, 2012

31

Come on Colhagen...give the people air!!!

Mediocrityisthenewgenius on Mar 27, 2012

32

Actually looks like its ripping off the Mechs from Mass Effect.

Oblique on Mar 27, 2012

33

Thought that too...but hey, I'm not complaining.  Just means that a ME film is certainly possible....

Scopedog on Mar 27, 2012

34

A Mass Effect movie (especially done in the Cinematics' CGI) would be awesome.  

Solo_Calrissian on Mar 27, 2012

35

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. 

DaftBot on Mar 30, 2012

36

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.                                                         

Guest on Mar 27, 2012

37

Yay (Inception/Transformers 3/Avengers/Battleship/Prometheus) horns! 

Solo_Calrissian on Mar 27, 2012

38

I don't like remakes... but Colin Farrell is my favorite so I'll give a chance

Said Samayoa on Mar 27, 2012

39

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!)

Scopedog on Mar 27, 2012

40

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. 

DaftBot on Mar 30, 2012

41

Lens flare.

Manuel on Mar 27, 2012

42

Well it does get some juices flowing... Lets see how it holds out in the end. Please don't make a spoilery trailer...

Ricardo Marques on Mar 27, 2012

43

0:13s that ass 😀

redskulllives on Mar 27, 2012

44

Son-of-a-bitch. That smells like a popcorn fartin' good time.

Quanah on Mar 27, 2012

45

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.

Joe_HTH on Mar 27, 2012

46

"Baby, you make me wish I had three hands."

Max Renn on Mar 27, 2012

47

 ugh!  If there's no 3 breasted women (or machine gun toting midgets)... walkin' right the hell out.  RIGHT out of the theatre.

bozo connors on Mar 28, 2012

48

looks awesome, epic. looks like Deus Ex shanghai 🙂 awesome awesome

Rhaskos on Mar 27, 2012

49

Get to the choppa, ahll be Bach, westlife with Biggie and Tupaaaak. Like Bladerimmer and Fifth Element had a child. Ah'll watch it.

Crapola on Mar 28, 2012

50

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 on Mar 28, 2012

51

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 on Mar 28, 2012

52

Wooooo, I love sci-fi!!

christox on Mar 28, 2012

53

 thank you god no 3D

Morris Morad on Mar 28, 2012

54

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.

JustinSlick on Mar 28, 2012

55

Reminds me of Minority Report....

jah p on Mar 28, 2012

56

Well if you see a Macdonald take out section... thats 5th Element right there!

Sammickey on Mar 28, 2012

57

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..

Stevenfreestyler on Mar 31, 2012

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