Sony has released the first full-length trailer for the Total Recall reboot, starring Colin Farrell. Having literally just watched the original film I can say that this new adaptation has me intrigued. Most of the dialogue seems to be word-for-word the same, but some of the action scenes look a little more high stakes. I haven’t decided if that’s a good thing or a bad thing just yet.
Sometimes bid-budget reboots take out what worked in the original film and replace it with overly-flashy set pieces and mindless action and sometimes reboots mix in a little more action, while staying true to the original work.
I haven’t figured out where this version of Total Recall sits just yet, but I’m sure as we inch closer to release that will change. One thing I’m still flustered about is the lack of Mars.
Total Recall also stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho, Bill Nighy, Ethan Hawke and Bryan Cranston. It will be released on August 3rd, 2012.
Check out the trailer below, via Apple.