A few new images from Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall have gone online. I’m still a bit split on my opinion of this pic. I think the sci-fi world that Wiseman has built looks pretty cool, and I’m a big fan of Colin Farrell and Bryan Cranston as actors so their involvement is promising. However, the trailer didn’t exactly win me over. I understand that it’s tough to sell a movie in two minutes and there’s a lot of fun to be had in Philip K. Dick’s source material, so hopefully Wiseman will deliver a truly trippy sci-fi pic once we see the full film. These new images definitely promise that this Total Recall won’t be lacking in the action or gunplay departments, and I’m intrigued to see Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale’s takes on Melina and Lori, respectively.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Bill Nighy, John Cho, and Ethan Hawke. 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.
Images via the film’s official site.