‘Total Recall’ Japanese Trailer Explores a Futuristic Sci-Fi World

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:26 pm,

Total Recall Japanese Trailer Total Recall Japanese Trailer Explores a Futuristic Sci Fi World

Total Recall continues to be a mixed bag, as far as the general public is concerned. Some people are impressed with the action-packed futuristic world that Die Hard 4 director Len Wiseman has created; while others are still pining for the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger action film.

Today we have the Japanese trailer for Total Recall to share, which plays up more of the sci-fi futuristic angle, and less of the eye candy provided by leading ladies Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale.

Check out the Japanese trailer for Total Recall:

Despite all the back and forth regarding whether or not this new Total Recall deserves to exist, in the end, the greatest disappointment may be in how unremarkable it turns out to be. The filmmakers – Wiseman and writers James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), Kurt Wimmer (The Thomas Crown Affair), and Mark Bomback (The Wolverine) – have said that this new version will stick closer to the source story by sci-fi icon Philip K. Dick than the ’90s version did… But after seeing the trailers, sci-fi action set pieces and Colin Farrell as a hero with fewer one-liners seem to be the order du jour.

Total Recall hits theaters on August 3, 2012.

Source: Paramount

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  1. i think it looks great! havent seen the arnold version yet. hopefully i will eventually though. but im not holding that against this film, i think it looks great for what it is, an action scifi movie with kate beckinsale and jessica biel, oh and colin farrell

  2. The trailer was good but why Hollywood keeps on doing remakes instead of turning a great video game into a movie.

    Hollywood hasn’t made the best remakes but if it has then give your opnions.

    • I don’t think it’s fair to call it a remake. It’s just another adaptation of a preexisting source material. The reuse of the name is just marketing stuff. I think…


    • Hollywood does remakes for one reason, money. And to be slightly more specific, brand recognition. It is easier to rehash someones original success than to come up with an original idea, and people are likely to see it because they liked the original.

      • Hollywood makes ALL movies for money, not just remakes.

  3. And honestly, this trailer doesn’t do much different than the other one did.

  4. I’m really not understanding how this version could stick closer to the source material. I’ve read the PKD novella and this movie has virtually nothing in common with it other than the very base concept of implanted memories and a memory cover-up job exposed. THAT is it.

    Realistically, this movie has more in common with the Arnie version than anything else. So what they really did was make an adaption of the original movie but removed all the Mars elements.

    • Yeah, I totally agree. Everyone defending it has basically been saying “it’s not a remake, it’s a more of an adaptation of the original short story.” But it’s like everyone who’s saying that never read the novella. I have yet to see one element from the novella reproduced in the film. Even his name is still Quaid at not Quail. It’s basically looking like a dumbed down version of the original.

      • Honestly, those are good points. I rescind my admonition of nawtnt.


      • It looks like it takes places in the same area, whereas the old and awesome Arnie flick took place on Earth, Mars and it’s undergrounds :D The main city looks alike a cheap Bladerunner city with less budget :P

  5. lock out is rated pg-13 and from the intro clip it seems to be pretty straight up violent (head shot with blood splatter, no shaky cam during fights) so hopefully this will follow suit and be straight up bad a** with very little cut to cater for the little s***s that dont know about the original.

    this trailer is no different to the official english release one, i dont see any point in making a whole new ‘article’ for a foreign version of the same thing…

  6. That’s the exact same footage from the american trailer, just edited in a different order.

  7. Can’t wait! Kate & Jessica in the same movie?…fighting?!

  8. I refuse to see a remake of a movie Arnold was in. I just won’t do it. I certainly did not see the Conan remakes and I won’t be seeing this one, even though I do like some Colin Ferrel movies. The only thing I did like from the trailer was the last 3 seconds where he is going through customs or whatever it is and the faces were changing. That was a good way to do it. I haven’t read the Philip K. Dick novella but I am currently reading “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” I’ll have to dive right into “We Can Remember it for You Wholesale” as soon as I am done.

    I for one am tired of remade movies, some have been good though. The only reason I think they keep remaking them is because every time they come out with an original idea it sucks ass.

  9. director Len Wiseman has created; while others are still pining for the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger actio