Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman is in final negotiations to direct a Total Recall remake for Columbia Pictures according to Variety.
The original film directed by Paul Verhoeven in 1990 starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone and followed an apparently unsophisticated construction worker, Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger), who turns out to be a freedom fighter from Mars who has been relocated to Earth, and his attempts to restore order, and reverse the corrupt influence of commercial powers.
Kurt Wimmer, who recently wrote the script for Salt, is writing the screenplay which is being described as a “new, contemporized adaptation”. In the press release Wisemen commented:
“I’ve always been fascinated with Philip K. Dick’s short story, and I’m excited at that prospect of diving even deeper into the type of world it evokes and the questions it asks. I love that the most crucial mystery our character is trying to solve is the one of his own soul.”
Len Wiseman is also producing Underworld 4 and may return to direct Die Hard 5 if Bruce Willis gets his wish, so it could be a while before we see the Total Recall remake on the big screen.
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