Director Len Wiseman may need to get his ass to Mars in the very near future. While his plans to remake Escape from New York fell apart a few years back over at New Line, Heat Vision reports that Columbia thinks he has what it takes for a revision of Total Recall. The trade says studio and producer Neal Moritz are aiming for a contemporized adaptation of the 1990 classic, which was based on Philip K. Dick story, "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale."
Plot Concept: While it is unknown at this time whether Kurt Wimmer's current script is following a similar path as the original, it followed 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 explored one of Dick's favorite topics, reality vs. delusion, as audiences never knew whether or not the story was a dream.
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