Watch 30 Pretty Damn Cool Seconds from Len Wiseman’s Total Recall Reboot Trailer


Colin Farrell in Total Recall (2012) Movie Image

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: they’re here to stay, folks — teaser trailer previews for teaser trailers. Love’em or hate’em, they’re not going anywhere. This is the new movie landscape we’re looking at here. Personally, I find it a tad ridiculous and wish whoever came up with this idea in the first place would take a big swan dive off the Hollywood sign for his troubles. In any case, behold the 30-second teaser preview for the upcoming teaser trailer for Len Wiseman’s “Total Recall” reboot. Hey, if nothing else, at least it looks slick as hell and Sony won’t be trying to get me to pull this by threatening everyone I know and love. The full trailer, we’re told, arrives this Sunday.

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, and Will Yun Lee.

Totally recalling this bad boy August 3, 2012.

Get more images and videos in our “Total Recall” preview page.

UPDATE: Here’s the full trailer:

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  • clarkspark

    Yea I don’t like Teasers to trailers either. Can’t wait to see a trailer that shows story. So far it does look good graphics wise. A very Fifth ‘Element’, for me.

    Is it me or does every trailer nowadays sounds like a Transformers soundFX studio?

  • baddog

    It isn’t you, Hollywood is like the NFL, if it works they copy it until something comes around better. You are spot on the “5th Element” look alike.

  • kraven

    i think they gave away too much in that one scene, but i guess if you saw the original it was expected. visually rocks, nice combo of fifth element and bladerunner.