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Old July 17 2011, 04:44 AM   #1
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First new Total Recall image

Why this movie is necessary I don't know...but here is the first look:

http://thefilmstage.com/2011/07/14/f...paign=wordtwit
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Old July 17 2011, 11:43 AM   #2
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Written by Kurt Wimmer?? Ugh.

Then again, I'm kind of looking forward to see Bryan Cranston as Vilos Cohaagen.
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Old July 17 2011, 10:32 PM   #3
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Well that definitely looks like... something.

Remind me again why we're getting this and not Owl in Daylight?

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Written by Kurt Wimmer?? Ugh.
Eh. Equilibrium was alright.
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Old July 17 2011, 10:42 PM   #4
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I loved Arnie and his movies growing up, my absoulte favorites, the first thing I ever recorded with our first VCR was The Terminator. I'm not opposed to this remake per se but it's going to be absolutely surreal to see a recreation of something so ingrained in me from my youth.
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Old July 17 2011, 10:43 PM   #5
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Why this movie is necessary I don't know...
Why was the first movie necessary?
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Old July 17 2011, 11:03 PM   #6
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Why was the first movie necessary?
Amen to that. I don't really think We Can Remember It For You Wholesale has enough material for a movie, and to cut down on the baffling weirdness of the piece in favour of just doing a dumb action movie with some winks at the audience isn't much of anything.

But I don't really expect it to improve on the low bar the Verhoeven film set.
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Old July 17 2011, 11:14 PM   #7
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I've never read PKD's original story, so I can't comment on that. I'm just tired of everybody treating the first movie like it's some sacred thing and acting like this new movie (which is not a remake, but a completely different adaptation of the original story) is some form of heresy.

The new Conan movie has been treated in a very similar manner, and for similar (and equally idiotic) reasons. If neither the first Total Recall or Conan the Barbarian had starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, nobody today would be whining so much about how "unnecessary" these new movies are.
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Old July 17 2011, 11:23 PM   #8
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I've never read PKD's original story, so I can't comment on that. I'm just tired of everybody treating the first movie like it's some sacred thing and acting like this new movie (which is not a remake, but a completely different adaptation of the original story) is some form of heresy.
I like the original story.

I don't like Total Recall.

It's probably too early to make any kind of judgement, but I'd guess that the new film owes more to the Arnold flick than the Dick story... because it looks like it's a, you know, action movie, and there's not a lot of action in the story.

I'm just more peeved that this is really the new PKD film in the works. Not 'some pretentious indie director tackles Ubik' or 'Paul Giamatti plays Philip K. in biopic'.

No, let's go back to the well of using PKD's literature as a wraparound device for explosions.

Maybe it'll be good, sure. In fairness The Adjustment Bureau was good. I just know the kind movie I'd rather.

The new Conan movie has been treated in a very similar manner, and for similar (and equally idiotic) reasons.
Hey, at least Jason Momoa has black hair. That's one advantage he has over Arnold (that and his tour de force as Khal Drogo).
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Old July 18 2011, 12:55 AM   #9
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I agree, total recall is NOT WORTHY of a remake. Hollywood is desperate, as we can see from the upcoming "battleship" movie and the proposed rock'em sock'em robots movie...

It was fun to watch when I was young and Arnie was my hero....and colin farrell? sorry, half that movies appeal was watching arnie kick ass
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Old July 18 2011, 01:45 AM   #10
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I loved Total Recall! Shocked so many here didnt like it.

This remake sounds boring. The whole Mars thing is what made the movie so interesting.
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Old July 18 2011, 02:41 AM   #11
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I've never read PKD's original story, so I can't comment on that. I'm just tired of everybody treating the first movie like it's some sacred thing and acting like this new movie (which is not a remake, but a completely different adaptation of the original story) is some form of heresy.
Quite. The original was a decent Arnie action flick. Nothing more.

That said, I don't really see much of the appeal of spinning a new action movie out of We Can Remember it for you Wholesale. I'd rather somebody do something with Ubik, or find some way of tackling The Man in the High Castle.
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Old July 18 2011, 04:23 AM   #12
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That said, I don't really see much of the appeal of spinning a new action movie out of We Can Remember it for you Wholesale. I'd rather somebody do something with Ubik, or find some way of tackling The Man in the High Castle.
The idea that The Man in the High Castle should be made into a movie is so old that Phil talks about having sold the film rights in the semi-autobiographical novel Valis... so obviously nothing has come of that.

And just to shoot into the breeze, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale would make a great short film. There's not enough material in it for a feature film, but a twenty minute little head-scratcher? Sure why not. I do love the story's final twist, which I really doubt will make its way into this new Recall film.
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Old July 18 2011, 04:35 AM   #13
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What about Ubik?

I read that a long, long time ago, and I don't remember it very well. Mostly I just remember it seeming pretty strange.

Something about the characters being dead, and not realizing it? And little advertisements for Ubik at the beginning of each chapter?
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Old July 18 2011, 04:55 AM   #14
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What about Ubik?
Richard Linklater was originally going to make a film about Ubik before he opted for A Scanner Darkly instead. I remember vaguely hearing something about Dick's daughter fishing around for some talent for an Ubik film and then... nothing.

One hears these random twitterings occasionally. I still remember reading back when someone actually bought the film rights to Valis, which seems a little insane.
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Old July 18 2011, 05:00 AM   #15
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Considering the combination of fidelity and inventiveness in Linklaiter's version of A Scanner Darkly, I'd love to see him do further PK Dick films. Since the movie bombed, though, I doubt anything like that will ever happen.
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