Total Recall is off to a rocky start in our books, but then again any movie that creates a trailer for a trailer and still manages to use the Inception horns is just trying to push our buttons. But hey, we're willing to give the film the benefit of the doubt, chalk up that to just a lame marketing trend, (Oh, and put aside how unnecessary we think the entire remake is), and try to get excited. At the very least, considering Underworld and Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman is calling the shots, we should have some slick, glossy sci-fi for us in store this Fall when Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel go romping around the flying car, underground city of the future.
Here's the official synopsis from over on Apple, where the full trailer premiered:
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.