While there have been no recent words about the progress of the upcoming "Total Recall" remake, director Len Wiseman has offered several updates on the film, including when the first trailer is going to be released. Speaking to Collider, the filmmaker explained the editing process of the film was done, and promised that it would pretty much play with "fantasy versus reality."
Weighing in on the movie's highly secretive trailer, Wiseman said, "I've seen it, and it's great." Without revealing what to expect from the anticipated sneak-peek video, the filmmaker teased that it could be released around March. He said, "I believe it will hit in March. I could be wrong, but I think March."
"I am two days away from turning in my director's cut. I'm actually just doing some finishing touched on it," he explained of the editing process. "So, I'm done with that, and the studio takes a look at it fairly soon. So far, it's actually been a very fun process. There's a lot of excitement around it, and I'm very happy with it."
Asked to reveal more details of the forthcoming film, Wiseman teased, "I would say how much it really plays with fantasy versus reality, in a way that I wanted to dive into a little bit more." He added, "It's a thing that I've always been fascinated about with Philip K. Dick's story and the concept itself."
"It really has to operate on two playing fields, at any given time," he continued. "It's either the fantasy or reality. That's the thing that I think is the most exciting. It's got a load of really fun action sequences and visuals, and a whole new world to experience as well, that is really fun, but what makes that all super-engaging is this constant mystery of what world we're existing in, whether it's his fantasy or reality."
Slated to open in U.S. theaters on August 3, "Total Recall" is based on a story by Philip K. Dick, "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale." The movie also serves as a reimagination of the 1990 film of the same title which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The story revolves around Douglas Quaid, a factory worker who begins to believe that he's a spy, but he doesn't know whether he should work for the nation states of Euromerica or New Shanghai. In the meantime, leader of Euromerica, Vilos Cogaagen, is secretly preparing an invasion of New Shanghai under the guise of protecting his people.
Supporting the upcoming sci-fi movie are Colin Farrell as Doug Quaid, Kate Beckinsale as Lori, Jessica Biel as Melina, Bryan Cranston as Vilos Cohaagen, Bill Nighy as Kuato, and John Cho as McClane.