New Total Recall Trailer Arrives

'This is not a delusion...'

We’ve already seen some footage from the new take on Total Recall, and the latest promo keeps up the feeling that this approach takes the basic framework of the 1990 Paul Verhoeven / Arnold Schwarzenegger film and retools it with more of a Blade Runner / Bourne feel. Take a look below.

While some might miss the Mars / mutant elements, this version – scripted by Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback, with Len Wiseman in the director’s chair – finds Quaid (Colin Farrell) living in New Shanghai with wife Lori (Kate Beckinsale). Bored of his staid life, our man goes to Rekall, a company promising to implant real-seeming new memories into noggins. But when the procedure starts, alarm sirens whoop: Quaid is not the man he claims to be…

From there, we’re promised lots of action set pieces with magnetic cars, collapsing roofs, holographic masks and even the most requested nod to the Verhoeven film (we’ll not give it away here in case you’re trying to stay pure; suffice to say, the new footage confirms it.)

The jury’s still out on this one, but with Bill Nighy and Bryan Cranston also in the cast, we’re open to giving it a shot. That’ll happen on August 29. But before that, you can catch the original film back on screens on Friday July 6. If only it were two weeks away. Two weeks… Anyone? Two… weeeeks….