'Total Recall' ...Again!

February 26, 2009

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As a second item in film remakes that have the slim potential to be better than their predecessors if they adhere more closely to the source material news, Total Recall is getting remade (totally!):

"Total Recall" is totally coming back.

Neal H. Moritz and his Original Films banner are in final negotiations to develop and produce for Columbia a contemporary version of "Total Recall," the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action movie directed by Paul Verhoeven.

The original, based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," follows a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.

The movie explores one of Dick's favorite topics, reality vs. delusion, as audiences never knew whether or not the story was a dream. Either way, the movie grossed a very real $261 million worldwide.

I wish I had more of an opinion on this, but I haven't seen the film since a friend got his parents to rent it when we were ten, meaning most of my memories are of rewinding to see the three-boob scene again. Should I be more worried?

'Total Recall' ready for revival [THR]

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