Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ehhh NO


Found on random entertainment site

"Total Recall" is totally coming back.

Neal H. Moritz and his Original Films banner are in final negotiations to develop and produce for Columbia a contemporary version of "Total Recall," the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action movie directed by Paul Verhoeven.

The original, based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," follows a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.

The movie explores one of Dick's favorite topics, reality vs. delusion, as audiences never knew whether or not the story was a dream. Either way, the movie grossed a very real $261 million worldwide.

Carolco was behind the original movie, which was distributed by TriStar. Dimension picked up the rights for a reported $3.15 million with the aim of developing a sequel. Columbia secured the rights from Miramax, which retained them when Harvey and Bob Weinstein left to start their own company.

Calling Dick's story "prescient," Moritz said he hoped the advancements in technology and state-of-the-art visual effects can help tell the "Recall" story in a fresh way.

Toby Jaffe is overseeing on behalf of Original Film. Matt Tolmach and Sam Dickerman oversee for Columbia.


I cant believe they are REMAKING this movie, im sorry but i really do rate Total Recall as a film, I have said in previous conversations about this film, that it was the last of the big 80s action movies... which is half a truth, it was made in the 80s but shown in 1990.

This movie was big, dumb and violent, it was a perfect Schwarzenegger film. Throw in Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside and its complete
Yes, it was cheesey, kitch and over the top.... so what the hell is their not to love.

Its possibly a reflection on me, but i miss the action movie of the 80's and early 90's, everything is flashy now with no substance.
There arent even action movie stars now... Jason Statham?? eh lets leave the absurdity of Transporter and Crank out of this.

One of the last action movies brought into this millenium was Die Hard 4, which was a completly sanitized version of the previous films, it was a PG13 version, one of the greatest action movie catchphrases was neutered just to achieve this. Yippee Kayay Motherfucker

So what do i expect from this remake?
I would expect complete shit to be honest, a piss poor remake of an action movie classic, sanitized to death for a pg13 rating, where "intensity" replaces action, oh and plenty of camera shaking, god nothing says action these days like camera shaking, it must be intense, look at how great this action is, i mean the camera its shaking as if this is really happening ... fuck you Michael Bay

See You At The Party, Richter ??? no ya wont... that party will have balloons, clowns an party favours (no Jon, not the good kinda)


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