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Kurt Wimmer to pen 'Total Recall' update

2 June 2009 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Kurt Wimmer has been tapped to write Columbia's new version of "Total Recall," which Neal H. Moritz is developing and producing through his Original Films banner.

The original, based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," follows a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.

The studio is keeping mum on the new take, simply calling a "contemporized adaptation."

Toby Jaffe is overseeing production on behalf of Original Film. Matt Tolmach and Sam Dickerman are overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.

Columbia secured the rights to "Recall" in February from Miramax, which retained »

- By Borys Kit and Jay A. Fernandez

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Pin the Tail on the Reboot Chooses ‘Cliffhanger’

15 May 2009 12:26 AM, PDT | | See recent newsinfilm news »

I’m convinced someone is just blindfolding producers, spinning them in circles, and having them push pins into lists of successful movies.  If the pin skewers a title, it receives a reboot skewering years later on screen.  I’m told they hang the list right next to the sequel pinata.

According to Variety, the next random remake is Sylvester Stallone’s Cliffhanger.  It’s not exactly the greatest action movie, but I find it hard to believe a mountain climbing movie is going to benefit much from a modern do over.  Oh, there will be a group of young climbers?  That changes everything!

Following his successful return to Rambo and before he started assembling The Expendables, Stallone was rumored to be involved with a direct sequel to the 1993 movie.  Either the news was never true or the general wave of apathy made its way back to the studio.  Rather than »

- Jeff Leins

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