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Total Recall Trailer Online

The full promo arrives...

You got a taste of the Total Recall trailer last week, but now the full version has arrived online, bringing lots more footage and – for anyone not already familiar with Philip K Dick’s story or the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie – a little bit more of the plot. Head on over to Apple’s site to see it. Happy trails…

This take on Total Recall (with Len Wiseman in the director’s chair) finds Colin Farrell as Douglas Quaid, a man in a quandary. While he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale), he’s feeling stuck in a rut, wanting more out of his existence than just labouring away in a factory in New Shanghai. So when he hears about Rekall, the company that promises to load your memory up with your wildest fantasies, he decides to give them a whirl.

Unfortunately for Quaid, his chosen secret agent package has barely started downloading into his noggin when alarms blare and the staff at the facility react in horror. But there’s no time to worry about that, as armed police storm the room. Despite his claim’s that he’s just an ordinary working schmoe, Quaid dispatches the officers and is soon on the run, leading to him finding out about a whole resistance movement – and his previous dealings with it.

This time around we get a look at Bryan Cranston as scheming politician Vilos Cohaagen, and even the briefest flash of Bill Nighy as rebel leader Kuato. Not to mention a glimpse of the smack down between Beckinsale’s duplicitous Lori and Jessica Biel’s heroic Melina, and a hint towards a holographic homage to Arnie’s trouble with masks…

Total Recall will be out on August 22. Reports that Sony will set up mind-wiping booths to encourage repeat visits, are, of course, strictly in the realms of fantasy. Probably. What were we saying again?[[Poll645]]

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