Kurt Wimmer, the writer of the upcoming Salt as well as the 2002 Christian Bale film Equilibrium, which introduced the world to “gun kata” (see above), has been announced as the writer for the upcoming Total Recall remake. Neal H. Moritz is developing and producing the remake through his “Original Films” banner, which is so ironic I want to stab a baby.
The original, based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” follows 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 studio is keeping mum on the new take, simply calling a “contemporized adaptation.” [HollywoodReporter]
And we all know what that means: CGI and sunglasses, homey. You’d have to be a Philip K. Dicklicker to think this is a good idea. (*dodges tomato*)
Wimmer says his draft will be ready in “twwwoooooo weeeeeeks….”