A few days ago, Sony Pictures released a 32-second teaser video for the trailer for the upcoming remake Total Recall.
After premiering on television tonight during the Heat vs. Celtics basketball game, the full trailer for Total Recall is now online at Apple Trailers.
Watch the trailer here below.
The film, which stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, and John Cho, hits theaters on August 3, 2012.
After watching the teaser video the other day, I realized it was all footage shown at last summer’s Total Recall panel at San Diego Comic-Con. At that time, the scenes presented weren’t fully rendered and a lot of the special effects hadn’t been put in yet. It looks like the new full-length trailer is also the same exact footage that was shown at the Con, though it does look great now that it’s final. I loved what I saw at the Con and even though I’m a big fan of the original 1990 movie (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead) and not such a big fan of remakes, this one caught my interest from the very beginning. I’m looking forward to catching it on the big screen this Summer.
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.