I guess it was only a matter of time before Total Recall got a 21st century makeover. Sony Pictures announced today that the studio will be making a new adaptation of the famed 1990 movie that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as happily married construction worker who learns that his entire existence has been prefabricated. For the new version, director Len Wiseman (Underworld) will helm a script that is currently being written by Salt scribe Kurt Wimmer. Neal Moritz will produce.
Says Wiseman in a release, “I’ve always been fascinated with Philip K. Dick’s short story and I’m excited at that prospect of diving even deep into the type of world it evokes and the questions it asks. I love that the most crucial mystery our character is trying to solve is the one of his own soul.”
Total Recall was, and will be again, adapted from Dick’s short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.”