Len Wiseman To Helm ‘Total Recall’ Remake

The remake none of us were waiting for, and that has been rumored for a year, has finally been made official today. You will soon once again be seeing Total Recall at a movie theater near you.

Columbia Pictures officially announced Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld films) as the director for the project. It has been report that he will be working off a script written by Kurt Wimmer, who recently wrote Salt and Law Abiding Citizen. Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents over at Columbia Pictures, stated that negotiations are almost finalized.

The original Total Recall, was based on the immortal Philip K. Dick’s story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. The original follows Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Quaid who is a seemingly unsophisticated construction worker, who is haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars.

He buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. It turns out he is a freedom fighter from Mars who has been relocated to Earth, and he must restore order, and reverse the corrupt influence that commercial powers had over the red planet.

No announcements have been made in regards to the casting of the new film or whether or not the ‘Govenator’ will be making an appearance. The studio isn’t divulging too much about the new film, simply calling a contemporized adaptation.

Do you, the readers, think that we really need to “contemporize” movies from the 90’s?  And if so do you feel that Total Recall is worthy of a remake? What other film’s from the 90’s would you like to see?

For more about the new Total Recall, keep it here at The Flickcast.

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