This weekend the fourth Underworld movie hits theaters, and prior to that Sony has released the official plot synopsis for the upcoming Total Recall reboot. Len Wisemen made the original Underworld, and from this synopsis that Coming Soon found, the Mars-less Total Recall remake looks to be a big Underworld reunion with Wiseman directing it and both Kate Beckinsale and the awesome Bill Nighy showing up in the movie:
“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.
I should add that the early footage of the remake they showed at Comic Con last summer didn’t completely suck. While the effects were unfinished, the action looked epic and the movie had a really good cyberpunk look drawn from Blade Runner.