Usually when there’s a movie being remade or “adapted” that we don’t hear about for a while, we hold out hope that it’s no longer happening. Total Recall was one of those films but unfortunately it’s still going strong and it’s even landed a director. According to THR, Len Wiseman is in talks to helm the sci-fi flick which is based on the Philip K. Dick story, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.”
Most of us have seen the original 1990 version of the movie but if you haven’t here’s the deal. The film followed a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.
Sounds freaky, right? After watching it you’re sure to have visions of exploding heads and women with excessive boobage. The new screenplay is written by Kurt Wimmer and we’re unsure of how close his story will stick to the original. Columbia is producing Recall along with Neal Moritz. If Wiseman does take on this project he’ll be following in the footsteps of Paul Verhoeven who shot the nineties version, which co-starred Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Sharon Stone.
Do you think Wiseman should direct Total Recall? Should their even be another Total Recall?