The recently released synopsis for Columbia Pictures' "Total Recall" remake almost identically describes the original film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (see below).
However, one crucial word is missing: "Mars."
Nary a scene in the Colin Farrell-starring movie will take place on the red planet, TheWrap has confirmed. Instead, all the events will transpire on Earth.
That means the remake won't be reviving one of the most memorable quotes from the original: "Get your ass to Mars."
The remake is directed by Len Wiseman ("Live Free or Die Hard") from a script by Kurt Wimmer ("Salt"). Like the original, it is based on the Philip K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," which was first published in 1966.
Neal H. Moritz is producing the remake through his company Original Films; Toby Jaffe will oversee the project.