The first clip and TV spot for director Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall have landed online. The clip should be familiar to fans of the 1990 Total Recall starring Arnold Scharzenegger, as it features Colin Farrell’s character coming home to his “wife” played by Kate Beckinsale after some unknown assailants tried to capture him. A fight ensues and, needless to say, Beckinsale’s iteration of Lori appears to be much more lethal (and bendy) than Sharon Stone’s. We’ve also got the first TV spot for the film, which does a nice job of setting up the plot for those unfamiliar with the material. Though I’m still unsure about the pic storywise, the visuals on display in the clip and TV spot promise some intense sci-fi action as well as lens flares that would make J.J. Abrams proud.
Hit the jump to check out the clip, TV spot, and a new image. The film also stars Jessica Biel, John Cho, Bill Nighy, and Bryan Cranston. Total Recall opens on August 3rd.
Here’s the synopsis for Total Recall:
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.