The Total Recall remake doesn’t look like complete garbage or anything, but man it sure pisses me off when the newest trailer rips off almost EVERYTHING from the original film. There are even complete lines of dialogue taken from the Paul Verhoeven classic, which helped cement Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s name as one of Hollywood’s biggest bad-asses!
This Len Wiseman directed reboot stars Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, John Cho and even Ethan Hawke in some form.
I can’t deny that the trailer is visually pleasing and is selling the film to be a fun popcorn film of the highest degree, but I see nothing in this trailer that hints at the filmmakers wanting to retell the tale of the novel the film is based upon and not simply retread the original film.
Total Recall opens in theaters on August 3rd, 2012
Watch the trailer below and judge for yourself: