If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering why there is a Total Recall remake in development at all right now, but alas, this is the world we live in. Producer Neal Moritz (The Fast and the Furious) has his work cut out for him if he expects to find a way to improve upon the original, and somehow make people forget about the presence of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the style of director Paul Verhoeven.
According to Variety, the project has just landed a writer in the form of Kurt Wimmer, who previously wrote and directed the films Equilibrium and Ultraviolet. He also wrote screenplays for Sphere, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Recruit, and more recently, Salt starring Angelina Jolie. So this is the part where everyone debates whether Equilibrium was actually any good. To me, it is easily the best thing Wimmer has done so far, but also heavily flawed and a bit ham-fisted. I am still too scared to watch Ultraviolet after all the terrible reviews. What do you think, is Kurt Wimmer going to save this remake, or completely ruin it?