A teaser trailer for Columbia Pictures, Total Recall has arrived as a run up to the full trailer this weekend (Sunday April 1, 2012).

Press Release

The world premiere of the Total Recall trailer will air during the first half of the game and will be promoted with tune-ins in the week leading up to the game.

Following the trailer’s premiere on ABC, a special extended trailer will debut online at www.apple.com/trailers.

The trailer will also launch simultaneously in over 30 countries on broadcast and online outlets.

Commenting on the announcement, Weinstock said, “We’re thrilled to be working with the NBA and ABC to give millions of fans all across the country this exciting first look at the trailer.”

Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. The film is directed by Len Wiseman. The screenplay is by Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback and the screen story is by Ronald Shusett & Dan O’Bannon and Jon Povill. The producers are Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe.


  1. Andreas
    March 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm — Reply

    Wow! A trailer for the trailer.

  2. Oldcomicfan
    March 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm — Reply

    Cool. But aren’t those the flying cars from Blade Runner? If this is set in the Blade Runner movie world, that would be great, I always wished they’d have done more with that – the setting was more interesting than the actual movie! You know, about trailers for trailers, they used to publish novels as serials in the papers in Dickens’ day, before the book was published. Maybe the movies are headed in that direction so that they just release it at trailers, and once they are all released, then you can go to the theater and watch them all compiled into a feature film.

    • Eric (CMonocle)
      March 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm — Reply

      I was just going to say that this looked more like a Blade Runner trailer than anything. Looks cool though.

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