New writer hired to pen the remake of Total Recall

Columbia Pictures has set Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium) to write a new version of Total Recall for the proposed remake of the 1990 sci-fi action movie that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Variety reported.

The movie will be a contemporized adaptation of the science fiction saga based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale."

Total Recall was resurrected for remake earlier this year by the studio and producer Neal Moritz and his Original Films banner. Columbia secured remake rights from Miramax, which has the option to co-finance the film when it is ready to shoot.

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