After impressing us last week with a great new full-length trailer for Total Recall, Columbia have released a great little TV spot showcasing some of the action and special effects they have in store for us on the big screen next month.

Colin Farrell leads an all-star cast alongside Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, John Cho, and Ethan Hawke, with Len Wiseman (Underworld) behind the camera.

“Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.”

Wiseman is directing from a script co-written by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium), Mark Bomback (Die Hard 4.0), and the increasingly sought-after James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man), adapting Philip K. Dick’s 1966 original short story, We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, with Neal H. Moritz (I Am Legend, Prison Break) producing.

Total Recall will be released in the US on 3rd August, followed by a later release here in the UK on 29th August. In the US, The Bourne Legacy has been pushed back a week to get out of competition with both Total Recall and The Dark Knight Rises, and it will definitely be interesting if Total Recall will take the top spot in its first week, going up against The Dark Knight Rises’ third weekend in cinemas. Here’s the new TV spot to see what we can look forward to.

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