Collin Farrell stars in this Philip K Dick SF thriller remake, supported by a cast including Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel and Bill Nighy. Director Len Wiseman takes the helm of this 2012 sci-fi flick.
Waking with his memories lost and with a wife he has no recollection of, Douglas Quaid (Farrell) begins his life as a factory worker from the Colony – one of the two remaining patches of land on earth which is roughly where Australia and New Zealand are in reality. Unsatisfied with his job and life in general, Quaid visits Rekall; a company which plant artificial memories in their clients minds to allow them to live more exciting lives. However before the memory transfer can begin, armed officers from the UFB – the other patch of land which is incidentally home to the super-rich and powerful – burst in, killing all Rekall employees before trying to take Quaid into custody. The protagonist is able to evade capture, instinctively killing his pursuers, but is left wondering why the police were after him and who he really is.
Total Recall (2012) – Monday 9:00pm on SyFy