Well for a few moments today a video was floating about the intertubes for the Total Recall reboot. Yep, you heard that correctly. So there’s Colin Farrell strapped into that machine, ready to live out his wildest fantasies. And, in theory, we all know what happens next. Or, at least you’ll have to know, because the video is no longer available on YouTube as it was removed by the user (i.e. not really supposed to be there in the first place).
Being able only to watch the video once, it was difficult to see the ties between the original and remake given the amount of modern special effects eye candy in the teaser. But the reported story synopsis seems to suggest the plot staying close to the original. That being said, I don’t know that his movie needed a remake, it’s sort of good…. and bad, in a good way.
How could this remake possibly re-visit such priceless movie moments such as Quatto, the woman with three boobs, uncanny valley moments with the cab driver, or Arghnold’s lady-bomb disguise? (and more) In the words of R Kelly (in the words of Aziz Ansari) Woa-oh… ain’t nobody gonna top that shit, I’m out.
So did you see that teaser before it got shut down? Does Total Recall need a remake?
Personally, I’m still holding out for a remake of The Running Man.