It's Total Recall All Over Again

Kurt Wimmer gets his ass to Mars

It was a few months ago that word came out that a Total Recall remake was in the works. Now comes the news that Kurt Wimmer, he of Equilibrium and Ultraviolet, has signed up to write the do-over - something that we're told will be a "contemporised adaptation" of the Philip K. Dick story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale*.

Is this a good thing? Well, we here at Empire are big Equilibrium apologists, even if none of us can muster any love for Ultraviolet. And Wimmer's history as a screenwriter is stronger: he's recently been working on Angelina Jolie-starrer Salt and scripted the really rather good The Thomas Crown Affair remake. If he signs on to direct, however, we're going to need evidence that he's moved a long way on from that Milla Jovovich effort.

It remains to be seen if this will bear any resemblance whatsoever to Dick's story - the last one certainly didn't - but as long as it has a lady with three boobs in it, we're sure that people will still turn out in droves to see it.

*Best title ever? Even by Dickian standards? We think so.