Len Wiseman is in negotiations to direct a remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi film Total Recall. Heat Vision reports Columbia and producer Neal Mortiz are aiming for a “contemporized adaptation of the movie”, which itself was based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.”
It followed 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 film’s script is being written by Kurt Wimmer. Total Recall was released in 1990 and directed by Paul Verhoeven. It was a big hit, grossing $261.3 million worldwide (including $119.4 million domestically).