Salt scribe Kurt Wimmer to write contemporized Total Recall

Kurt Wimmer has been tapped to write the new version of “Total Recall”.

 

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.”

 

 

Wimmer wrote “Law Abiding Citizen,” which recently wrapped, and penned “Salt,” Columbia’s spy thriller starring Angelina Jolie.