Sony have released an official plot synopsis for their upcoming Total Recall reboot. The remakes narrative is slightly adjusted from Paul Verhoeven's 1990 classic as it focuses around the nation states of Euromerica & New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid [Colin Farrell] a factory worker who begins to believe he is a spy caught in between. Vilos Cohaagen [Bryan Cranston] is the leader of Euromerica who is planning an invasion of New Shanghai. Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale & John Cho also star. Total Recall is based upon Philip K. Dick's short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. Directed by Len Wiseman, the movie hits theaters August 3rd 2012. Hit the jump for the details.
Synopsis: "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."