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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Open Your Mind! - Total Recall remake gets a writer

Lately it seems that all we are getting from Hollywood is remake after remake. This post does nothing to change that trend.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, Ultraviolet) has signed on to write the remake of Total Recall for Columbia Pictures.

The original, which was based off the book "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" by Phillip K. Dick, starred Schwarzenegger as a man haunted by visions of Mars and, after getting a virtual Mars vacation from a company called Rekall, goes to Mars himself to fight with rebels trying to win back control of the air supply.

Neil H. Moritz is producing the remake and, although plot details weren't given on the remake, it was said to be a, "contemporized adaptation." Wimmer also wrote the upcoming films Law Abiding Citizen and Salt, which is currently filming.

Again, I don't really see the need for a remake of this film, but what do I know.

As it looks like it is going ahead who do you want to see get their ass to Mars in the lead role?

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