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Total Recall: the Enduring Legacy of Philip K. Dick

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Total Recall: the Enduring Legacy of Philip K. Dick

I Am Alive and You Are DeadThe summer heat is upon us, and this year’s summer blockbusters are starting to roll out and hit the theatres. One summer flick that I’m particularly looking forward to is the new Total Recall, starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranstno and directed by Len Wiseman, set to open in theatres on August 3rd. This new movie is an update of 1990’s Total recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and both films are adapted from the Philip K. Dick short story entitled “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”, first published in 1966.

This is the tenth major Hollywood production based on a Philip K. Dick story or novel. Blade runner (1982) starring Harrison Ford, Minority Report (2002) starring Tom Cruise, and Scanner Darkly (2006) starring Keanu Reeves, are some previous adaptations.

Also, the BBC is working on a 4 part television mini-series adapted from The Man in the High Castle (1963), and Disney is creating an animated feature based on King of the Elves (1953).

If you are a fan of science-fiction, or just enjoy a good book, be sure to check out these titles before seeing the movie in August.

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