Actually, the truth is that this isn't quite ten minutes of Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake. It is, in fact, the first 9:38 of the movie. But still, it introduces the futuristic setting, boasts an action sequence full of gunfire, and sets up the dangerous dream life of Colin Farrell's confused protagonist. More importantly, it contains both Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale, so that is probably incentive enough to watch.
A remake of Paul Verhoeven's characteristically weird and wonderful 1990 film, the new Total Recall is ostensibly based upon the Philip K. Dick story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale. On the off-chance you're unfamiliar with the idea, the story finds apparent everyman Doug Quaid visiting Rekall, a service that creates seemingly real memories to spice up customers' lives. When the procedure goes wrong, though, Quaid discovers that he may, in fact, be a spy whose memories are false.
Check out the opening of the remake right here, thanks to Coming Soon.
The film arrives on 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, 2-disc Blu-ray, and DVD on December 18th, so if this snippet got you hooked, you know when to pick up Total Recall.
Despite removing the delicious pervy weirdness of Verhoeven's movie and going with a more commercially viable PG-13 rating, this new Total Recall earned just about half of its predecessor's domestic gross, unadjusted for inflation. It's the first of several planned Verhoeven remakes. RoboCop is in production and scheduled to arrive in theaters in February of 2014, while a potential PG-13 version of Starship Troopers is in development.
Anyways. December 18th. Total Recall on Blu-ray and DVD.