The first trailer for Len Wiseman’s remake of TOTAL RECALL has arrived and I think the reaction will be evenly split. Some will be excited for a sci-fi blockbuster but others will think the movie looks bland. I’m intrigued, mostly because of Farrell’s performance, the inclusion of Bryan Cranston and Wiseman’s vow that the movie will stick close to the source material.
As you probably know, TOTAL RECALL is about Douglas Quaid (Farrell) an average Joe who, with the help of memory-insertion procedure, discovers he might be a bad-ass super spy.
Farrell seems to be playing Quaid as a clueless, frightened guy which could be fun to watch. The special effects look impressive and the production design seems strong, if a little too similar to MINORITY REPORT (ironic since they’re both based on Philip K. Dick novels). It’s not a bad trailer but is it enough to get you excited?
TOTAL RECALL stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy and John Cho. It opens August 3rd.
Watch the trailer below or head over to Apple to watch it in HD.