First Official Synopses for SKYFALL (The New James Bond Film), HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, TOTAL RECALL, and More

     January 16, 2012

Sony has released official synopses for the new James Bond film Skyfall, the Kevin James “comedy” Here Comes the Boom, the Adam Sandler “comedy” I Hate You Dad (or “Donny’s Boy“, although I prefer “I Hate You Dad” so I’ll stick with that one for now), the other Adam Sandler “comedy” Hotel Transylvania, and the remake of Total Recall.  Reading the synopsis for Total Recall, I’m not exactly sure how much it will differ from the original other than keeping the action off of Mars.  As for Skyfall, the premise sounds terrific and hopefully director Sam Mendes and his talented cast can deliver.

Hit the jump to check out the synopses.

I Hate You Dad (June 15th)

While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.

Total Recall (August 3rd)

Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick.  Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories.  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.

colin-farrell-total-recall-remake-movie-image-1Here Comes the Boom (October 12th)

In the comedy Here Comes the Boom, former collegiate wrester Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy – most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) – but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

Hotel Transylvania (September 21st)

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.  On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday.  For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Skyfall (November 9th)

Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time.  In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her.  As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.



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  • Chuck

    God is smiting me by aloowing Colin Farrell to be cast in the remakes of my favorite 80′s movies. Please, Hollywood, for the love of all that is good and holy…stop. He is just terrible. Stop.

    • Big Mike

      Total Recall came out in 1990. Oops!

      And you should watch ‘In Bruges’. Farrell’s great in that.

    • Smith

      Yeah, because Schwarzenegger is such a great actor. When are people going to chill out an accept that Hollywood will always make remakes? They’ve been doing it for decades. I got news for you, the great things about remakes is that no matter how bad they are THEY DON’T HAVE ANY EFFECT ON THE ORIGINAL FILM. That’s right, Hollywood can come out with a remake and you are not forced to throw away your copies of the original film, you can still watch and enjoy Total Recall no matter how many remakes or sequels they make. I also think its hilarious that out of two terrible sounding movies (Transylvania Hotel, and the Kevin James one) the one that gets ripped up on first is *gasp* a
      remake. I’d much rather sit through a remake of decent 80′s movie (that’s right, I said decent) than sit through another shitty Kevin James movie. But The best thing about shitty movies is that I don’t have to pay money to watch it if I don’t want to!

      • Billy

        Get your ass to Mars!

    • kurjak

      farrel totally owned Intermission, In Bruges and most recently in Horrible Bosses so what the ffff

    • Alex–

      Collin hasn’t been that impressive, but you can’t deny the guy rocked it in Daredevil and Minority Report.

  • Womanshouldbeinkitchen

    and most recently Farrel was also good in fright night

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  • ASFan

    No need to be that hard on I Hate You, Dad. It’s an R-rated Sandler comedy with no Dennis Dugan at the helm.

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  • Kerry Frey

    Why is this advertised as if new knowledge? The synopsis of Skyfall was released at the press conference back on November 3rd.

  • Zach

    I’ve become less of a Farrell hater cuz of In Bruges, Horrible Bosses and Fright Night. Im down to see what he can do with the role of Douglas Quaid. Also – Cranston as Coohagen? im completely ok with that.