siftbot says...

Promoting this video and sending it back into the queue for one more try; last queued Sunday, April 1st, 2012 5:03pm PDT - promote requested by alien_concept.

notarobot says...

It will be good. It looks like they have the budget to do a decent job on it.
But, I wonder if this might take itself a little too seriously? I don't get the sense of the humourous undertones that permeated (and made fun) so many the Schwarzenegger films, including Recall.

Hybrid says...

You must remember this film is based on the book, it is not a remake of the original film.

I think it look alright actually. Will definitely go and see it.

*quality

ponceleon says...

>> ^SpeveO:

Not a single shot of Mars in the trailer? That doesn't bode well.


That's because there isn't any Mars in this version. They removed it.

No three titted hookers? I'ma gonna pass on this.

Sepacore says...

Looked pretty decent, and considering all i can remember about the first one was 3 boobs, it'll be like a whole new script to me.

Sarzy says...

I thought this looked alright up to the point where the CGI camera artificially wooshed in and out (that is the technical filmmaking term, BTW) while Colin Ferrell took out super fake looking CGI soldiers. CGI can be awesome when used well; Len Wiseman does not know how to use it well.

HugeJerk says...

Mars not being in it is fine... in the original story, he never goes to Mars. He wants to go there but can't afford it, which is why he went to get the false memory of a Mars trip.

Locque says...

I'm all for making a more faithful/cerebral version of schwarzenegger's dumbathon, always thought recall with him in it was a tragic waste. While I actually love CGI soaked violence, this does look to be a little tastelessly deployed. Could still be good though.

Xaielao says...

While I have hopes, it frankly looks like all the other Hollywood big budget repeat-athon. Same formulaic movie, different characters, bigger explosions, less story.

Quadrophonic says...

Another sequel? Hollywood is really getting lazy.
If you look at the box office of the top 15 movies in 2011, there is only one film that isn't either a sequel or an adaption of a previous movie.

I'm sick to see the same old stories again and again, just because some director thought "Hey I watched some pretty good movies in the eighties while i was high, but they all would have been a lot better with more flying cars and an infinite amount of explosions in the background."

sanderbos says...

Yeah, so you mean this time he won't even go to Mars in his dream. Maybe he will have a dream in his dream where he goes to Mars, and then he wakes up and it was all a dream, or was it (and it was).

>> ^HugeJerk:

Mars not being in it is fine... in the original story, he never goes to Mars. He wants to go there but can't afford it, which is why he went to get the false memory of a Mars trip.

sanderbos says...

I really really liked the story of the original movie. Because they make it superclear that it really is a dream, everything that they speak of when he goes into the Recall offices happens exactly in the rest of the movie, including images of the Melina character. Also, even though it is not quite as good or clear, everything the psychiater sent in halfway in the movie predicts happens as well.

And still as a stupid movie goer you keep on thinking, 'so is it real or not'.

I don't think we have to expect that from this movie, it's nice that they do seem to have some homages to the old one (like the switching faces).

ChaosEngine says...

>> ^Mammaltron:

There's a vast wealth of untapped sci-fi stories out there, but no... we have to reheat the same old shit over and over.


Agreed. Altered Carbon would make a great movie but it's been in development hell for years. I'd love to see a Culture movie.

and those are just the first two that come to mind.

HugeJerk says...

In the story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" he doesn't even go there in his dream.>> ^sanderbos:

Yeah, so you mean this time he won't even go to Mars in his dream. Maybe he will have a dream in his dream where he goes to Mars, and then he wakes up and it was all a dream, or was it (and it was).
>> ^HugeJerk:
Mars not being in it is fine... in the original story, he never goes to Mars. He wants to go there but can't afford it, which is why he went to get the false memory of a Mars trip.


oohlalasassoon says...

Another vote for Altered Carbon.

I'd like to see The Stars My Destination too, though it might be one of those "be wary of what you ask for, you might get it" things.

"Although the novel has long been considered an "unfilmable" science fiction work,[18] the screen rights were reported in 2006 to have been acquired by Universal Pictures.[19]


>> ^ChaosEngine:

>> ^Mammaltron:
There's a vast wealth of untapped sci-fi stories out there, but no... we have to reheat the same old shit over and over.

Agreed. Altered Carbon would make a great movie but it's been in development hell for years. I'd love to see a Culture movie.
and those are just the first two that come to mind.

spoco2 says...

Now that I've watched the trailer, rather than avoiding the trailer for the trailer... I'm actually looking forward to this.

I liked Die Hard 4.0

Neither movie was particularly based on the story, it's only 16 pages long, has alien mice and he's called Douglas Quail. There's a lot of extrapolation.

This obviously takes a fair chunk from the movie, as the whole implantation chair thing is a definite homage, but it looks pretty cool.

I'll now sit on the fence and await reviews.

Fletch says...

Jessica Biel AND Kate Beckinsale? Add Milla Jovovich, replace Colin Farrell with me, and it closely resembles one of the most awesome Mitty-esque fantasies I've ever had.

Mammaltron says...

>> ^ChaosEngine:

>> ^Mammaltron:
There's a vast wealth of untapped sci-fi stories out there, but no... we have to reheat the same old shit over and over.

Agreed. Altered Carbon would make a great movie but it's been in development hell for years. I'd love to see a Culture movie.
and those are just the first two that come to mind.


Oh god a Culture movie would be amazing. I'd also nominate Peter F Hamilton's Commonwealth books or Alastair Reynolds' Revelation Space - the hard part would be affording enough CGI within any kind of reasonable budget.

lucky760 says...

Looks fantastic to me. I can't wait to see it.

Not sure how I feel about the imitation of homage to Trinity's opening fight scene in The Matrix, but it looks like seriously enjoyable bad-assery to me.

ChaosEngine says...

>> ^Mammaltron:


Oh god a Culture movie would be amazing. I'd also nominate Peter F Hamilton's Commonwealth books or Alastair Reynolds' Revelation Space - the hard part would be affording enough CGI within any kind of reasonable budget.


While I think it'd be interesting, I'm not sure that Revelation Space would translate well to the big screen.

And while I'd love to see it, I'm terrifed that any culture novel would be butchered beyond recognition.

Would be worth it just to see "mainstream america's" (i.e. Fox's) reaction to showing a socialist, anarchist society as utopia. BWAHAHAHAHA

kymbos says...

This leaves me in despair. I'm sure it will be fine, but for fucks sake, give us at least a new film, if not a new concept!

We must be such a bunch of fucking morons that Hollywood knows it can make more money without originality than with it.

cosmovitelli says...

Funny how these remakes/sequels/prequels/reboots/reimagainings do kind of give you a SENSE of having watched a classic but without any of the emotion or gravitas that made it remembered in the first place. A 23 year old girl told me she liked Singer's Star Trek 'because it wasn't like sci-fi'. I passed a bunch of middle aged women a while back and caught the words "..doctor manhattan.."

Modern marketing is reshaping, monetizing and pushing EVERYTHING that was interesting, exciting and cult, into a sort of vanilla paste to be squeezed into the minds of people who have less and less ideas about life but who vaguely know that these titles are remembered for decades for some reason.. it seems some extended cartoony dance-fight for the boys and some saccharine melodramatic romance for the girls is all you need to get in there.

The world is run by inheritees.
They can't be expected to know how great things were done by their forebears.
They do however own the show and are forced by their own need for self respect to believe they are entitled to make creative decisions WAY beyond them.

What are they going to do? Imitate and resell the past till its worth nothing. Anyone want to take this bet: spiderman reboot reboot reboot by 2020, Lawrence of Arabia with Robert pattinson by 2015, and on and on until we all kill ourselves.
As long as they do Krull with Samuel Jackson I'll go quietly.

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