After undergoing a dream installing procedure, Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) wakes to remember that he is, possibly, an on-the-run super spy.
While state of the art special effects seem like they will sit at the forefront of the return to Rekall, Wiseman makes sure to shoe-horn in many of Verhoeven’s classic original scenes.
Yes, we still have the multi-mammaried alien, the bust up with a highly glamorous wife and the Christmas tree style spinning lights of Rekall’s memory manipulator.
Nevertheless, the trailer suggests that such events will take place in a far more sombre setting, dissimilar to its often humorous nineties forebear. Schwarzenegger’s pithy one-liners have been replaced with a potentially serious turn by Colin Farrell.
This quick clip potentially suggests that sombre action will be the mainstay of Wiseman’s reboot, replacing wise cracking biceps with pouting megastars.
With no sign of Bill Nighy’s underground resistance leader, questions remain unanswered as to whether he will perform the chest inhabiting, revolutionary alien baby role that typified Verhoeven’s bizarre dystopian vision.
We can only dream.
Source: Coming Soon