Columbia Pictures and Neal Moritz's Original Films are in final discussions for a contemporary version of TOTAL RECALL, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
The 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action film was directed by Paul Verhoeven and based on Philip K. Dick's story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," which explores Dick's favorite topic of reality vs. delusion.
The story follows a man haunted by a recurring dream of traveling to Mars, who buys a literal dream vacation from a company that sells implanted memories. He ends up believing he is a secret agent on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a ruler controlling the breathable air.
Toby Jaffe will oversee for Original Film while Matt Tolmach and Sam Dickerman will oversee for the studio. Grossing $261 million worldwide, the original movie was distributed by TriStar. Dimension grabbed the rights for $3.15 million to develop a sequel, then Columbia got the rights from Miramax, which had retained them when Harvey and Bob Weinstein left the company.