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.
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UPDATE: Here’s the full trailer: