By Reynaldo Rivera
While the viral marketing for Total Recall has been fairly entertaining, anticipation was growing in regards to when Sony would once again give us an extended glimpse at the world that director Len Wiseman has crafted for the re-imagining of the 1990 sci-fi classic. The studio has now released a new trailer featuring plenty of nods to the original film and there are some interesting things to note. The main thing that struck me was how Kate Beckinsale‘s character Lori uses an American accent when she is playing the role of dutiful wife and drops it for a British accent as soon as she starts trying to kill Colin Farrell‘s Quaid. There is quite a bit going on in this trailer leaving me very excited for this. With Comic-Con 2012 just around the corner, I hope Sony keeps things moving and surprises us with a large presence. Check out the trailer along with some of the viral marketing posters below:
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.
Total Recall hits theaters August 3rd, 2012.