Watch the full length trailer for 'Total Recall'
As both film versions are based on the book, "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," by Phillip K. Dick, this means that certain aspects of the stories are shared, like character names (for example, Douglas Quaid [Farrell/Schwarzenegger] and Chancellor Cohaagen) as well as Douglas's apparent mental confusion.
In the new version, as the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he's a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he's on.
From the looks of the trailer, 'Total Recall' 2012 promises slick graphics, cool futuristic gadgets, and a darker, grittier look at the fight for true freedom.
'Total Recall' is an action thriller about reality and memory. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.'Total Recall' hits cinemas September 6.