A remake of the 1990 movie of the same name that stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, which was based on a short story by Philip K. Dick.
An action thriller about reality and memory, Total Recall is inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick.
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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.
It seems that Colin Farrell is becoming king of the remake. He starred in the 2011 remake of Fright Night (the original Fright Night was released in 1985) and now, this, Total Recall.