'Total Recall' gets red carpet treatment in London: Video
Futuristic action film ‘Total Recall’ received its UK premiere in London’s Leicester Square last week.
Starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale, it’s a remake of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 classic of the same name.
The older version was loosely based on the 1966 short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick.
Unlike the original film and short story, the plot does not include a trip to Mars and exhibits more political overtones.
The film blends Western and Eastern influences, most notably in the settings and dominant populations of the two nation states in the story: the United Federation of Britain, and the Colony.
Total Recall is directed by Len Wiseman and stars Colin Farrell ( Phone Booth), Kate Beckinsale ( The Aviator), Jessica Biel ( The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Britsh actor Bill Nighy ( Love Actually).