Second Trailer for Total Recall Explodes Online
06.28.12 by Ryan
Whether or not you're happy about the upcoming remake of Total Recall or are unaware or never saw director Paul Verhoeven's 1990 adaptation, Columbia Pictures plans to sell audiences on the movie by releasing footage of the high-adrenaline action that director Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) has in store.
Building off of the action-packed trailer released in April, the second feature-length trailer starts off similarly, with factory worker Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell) admitting to his wife (Kate Beckinsale) that he isn't happy with his life. He eventually ends up at a memory-implanting company called Rekall, where things go quickly awry. Quaid becomes a hunted man and discovers that he may be a spy. Or is he? The trailer doesn't slow down long enough to answer as it provides more of the fight between Quaid and his "wife," as well as more chase scenes, more fight scenes, and more overall explosion-ness than the previous trailer.
Here's the synopsis for Total Recall.
Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (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 (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.
Based on the late author Philip K. Dick's short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale", Total Recall was written by Mark Bomback (Unstoppable), James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Kurt Wimmer (Salt). Bokeem Woodbine (Devil) and John Cho (Star Trek) co-star.