Total Recall | Sony is looking at another possible remake

total recall - another remake on the way?
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A decade on from the last remake of Philip K Dick’s science fiction novel, a report suggests Sony want a new Total Recall.

Well, if you needed evidence that the remake is alive (although maybe not well), look no further. Hollywood insider Daniel Richtman is claiming that Sony is moving closer to breathing life into a Total Recall remake. Yes, another one. There have been whispers for some time that this was coming and just over a decade since the last remake, it seems that the project is edging towards production.

Total Recall – the version most of us think of when the name is uttered – is a 1990 adaptation of the Philip K Dick short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. It starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and remains a stone cold classic. Since then, we’ve seen a short-lived TV series and of course, a 2012 remake starring Colin Farrell try to replicate the magic of Paul Verhoeven-directed original.

Admittedly, you can why taking another pop at Total Recall would be enticing to creators on an artistic level. Dick’s original sci-fi concept is brilliant and full of creative possibilities: the idea that a company can offer memory implants of travelling to Mars or indeed anything, blurs the lines between reality and imagination and is rich with storytelling potential. 

But still.

Let’s hope that storytelling potential is the main reason that this project is supposedly being pushed ahead, rather than a simple desire to cash in on the original film’s status as one of the most memorable sci-fi action movies of the last four decades.

Giant Freakin Robot is reporting that Chris Evans is being lined up to play Quaid in the film, the role inhabited by Schwarzenegger in the 1990 film. Time will tell if this project has legs, but we’ll let you know more as we hear it.

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