First Full Trailer for the Total Recall Reboot Explodes Online

Colin Farrell in Total Recall (2012) Movie Image

Welcome to “Total Recall” 2012, where Colin Farrell plays a smaller, less muscle-y Arnold Schwarzengegger. But it certainly looks like the same movie, with lots of the same action beats. Check out the first full teaser trailer for Len Wiseman’s reboot of “Total Recall”, based on the Philip K. Dick novel about a guy who loses his memories and now must fight to get it back before his wife finds out and kills him. Basically, your average guy after a hard night of drinking. Am I right, guys? Ahem. I like the teaser, though it looks to be a tad light on the “epic” scale. But here’s hoping it’s got more oomph than what we see here, cause I personally dig Wiseman’s slick, stylish approach to storytelling, and I just love the fact that he cast his wife as the bitchy villain. If Beckinsale didn’t ask for the role, that’s a mighty brave move on my man’s part!

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.

Starring Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Jessica Biel, Ethan Hawke, John Cho, Bokeem Woodbine, Will Yun Lee and directed by Len Wiseman.

Recalling it all for you August 3, 2012.

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  • Brent McKnight

    As skeptical as I am of this movie, that looks like it could be pretty righteous.

    • Dedpool

      I’m with you. I thought with taking out of Mars we wouldn’t get the right feel for the lower class and the slums and such. i was wrong. This looks badass!! I mean Colin Farrell is a greta actor and he’s definitely good at the action when he gets it. This looks to build on everything from the original. I like that it’s the same story but being told very differently

  • Etienne Mallia

    And that is NOT epic?

    • Dedpool

      I kinda thought the same thing! I was like nice to not give away everything and still be pretty freaking epic. For a sci-fi flick at least.

      • Nix

        So where’s the “epic”? It’s just Colin Farrell running away from guys with guns. That’s 90% of every “fugitive” movie trailers.

        • Dedpool

          The look, the scope, the action. And as I said I’m talking Sci-fi, not fantasy or anything. Sci-fi epics are a whole different animal. Like it sure looks to have some of the generic action chase stuff but it also has the Blade Runner, 5th Element feel to it.

          • Nix

            Biel and Beckinsale throwing down is pretty epic, though. :)

          • Dedpool

            Damn skippy! Also love how Bekinsale doesn’t have her accent when she’s married to Quaid but then later it’s there! Awesome!

          • Juggernaut

            Exactly what I was thinking! Very vibrant and sleek. I’m definately looking forward to seeing this now.

  • Lexavi80

    Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel fighting? I think I have a hard-on!

  • gomugomu

    soooo…..who gets to be the prostitute with 3 boobs?

    • Lexavi80

      That’s the best question I’ve found so far.

    • Lexavi80

      That’s the best question I’ve found so far.