The first footage from Director Len Wiseman's upcoming action thriller Total Recall has emerged online via a Taiwanese TV spot [the Taiwanese arm of Sony]. Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston & Ethan Hawke all star in the movie based on the Philip K. Dick story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. The remakes narrative is slightly adjusted from Paul Verhoeven's 1990 classic & focuses on the nation states of Euromerica & New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid [Colin Farrell] a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn’t know for which side. Vilos Cohaagen [Bryan Cranston] is the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai. Jessica Biel plays Melina, while Kate Beckinsale plays Lori. Total Recall hits theaters this August 3rd. The first Theatrical Trailer is expected to be arriving in a matter of days. 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"