First TV Spot and International Trailer for New Total Recall Starring Colin Farrell
05.24.12 by BJSprecher
Swarthy Irish hearthrob Colin Farrell's first stab (bad vampire pun intended) at remaking a popular genre movie was a bust, with his Fright Night remake just barely covering its budget and even failing to beat the 1985 original at the domestic box office. But, Farrell will have another shot at remaking a classic this summer as he fills in for Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid in director Len Wiseman's (Live Free or Die Hard) Total Recall remake.
Though there's no way for Farrell to compete with the "Austrian Oak" in the body department, all signs point to Wiseman's adaptation of the late great Philip K. Dick's short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" making us forget we ever saw Paul Verhoeven's 1990 adaptation a half-dozen times (except maybe for the mutant prostitute with three breasts; that's a character that's hard to forget). But, don't take our word for it, check out the first TV spot and the "Official International Trailer" for the new Total Recall and judge for yourself.
Total Recall was written by Mark Bomback, James Vanderbilt and Kurt Wimmer. The cast includes Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston and Bill Nighy.