Total Recall featurette hits the airbrake

Posted by CB Droege

Sony Pictures has posted a new featurette and international TV spot for its upcoming science fiction reboot of the classic Total Recall.

As you may recall from the original film, the scritp is intended to be somewhat of a bit of a mind-bender, with the audience never really figuring out which of the many possible stories is true for the protagonist, as everyone in the tale is trying to sell him a different version of himself.

In the clip above, we see a quick fight scene between the two female leads, and glimpse Quaid ripping off his disguise collar in a crowd. It's cut to show off the action scenes with little about the plot, but that's likely the point. As we're nearing release day for the film, and many potential audience members already know what it's about, they just need to be reminded how cool it's going to be.

For behind-the-scenes fans we've also got this short featurette, which discusses the hover-car effects in the film with some interview snippets from the cast and crew:

The official synopsis of the film is thus:

Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story 'We Can Remember It For You Wholesale' by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories.

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life—real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man.

Finding himself on the run from the police—controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world—Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

And here's the most recent theatrical trailer:

Total Recall hits theaters on August 3, 2012.