By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 1, 2012 at 5:49PM
We'll just get this out of the way now: sorry, there is no three boobed lady to be seen in the new trailer for the "Total Recall" remake. That said, there is a white haired John Cho, lots of panoramic CGI stuff and enough impressive moments to make this a curiosity we guess.
Anyway, arriving unironically on April Fool's Day, the first full length spot for "Total Recall" breaks down the story in basic terms, giving us Colin Farrell's Doug Quaid in a shinier version of the "Blade Runner"/"The Fifth Element" future going to get some fun memories implanted in his brain to make up for his dreary life. Unfortuantely, stuff goes wrong and the next thing you know he's killed a bunch of anonymous solider dudes and is on the run! Cue some Len Wiseman-esque action (sizzling, but kind of rote and empty too) and there you go.
This is going to play gangbusters for the geek set and for mainstream crowds who may not remember/have seen the original. And it's also interesting to note that we see a bit Bill Nighy's Kuato and only a brief moment with Bryan Cranston's Vilos, as it seems Sony is keeping the presentation of the storyline as simple as possible for the moment. There is still much more to uncover, so we'll see if Wiseman and co. can solve the problem of keeping this fresh for those of us who already know the twists and turns thanks to Paul Verhoeven's original.
"Total Recall" invades your mind on August 3rd. Watch below or in HD at Apple.