All right - just stop it, Hollywood. Stop it right now. Neal Moritz, producer of I Am Legend and Stealth, thinks it's time to remake Total Recall. Pass.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Moritz believes
the advancements in technology and state-of-the-art visual effects can help tell the "Recall" story in a fresh way.
Yes, the technology is better now, but did you ask the question, should it be done? There's a feel in the original that only Arnold Schwarzenegger's crazy-grimace acting combined with the strange Paul Verhoeven sets and makeup can provide, that give Total Recall its own flavor. It's a strange combination of wild ideas mixed with action, with minimal CG hysterics, that could never be recreated and really doesn't need to be. I feel this way about Robocop as well - even though I'm a bit more inclined to see what Darren Aronofsky will do with this movie because he's Aronofsky. Currently there are no directors or writers attached to this project, but I'm not sure if even attaching Peter Jackson to a Total Recall reboot would make me want to see it.
Total Recall is fine where it is. Why don't you take the idea and do something inspired by it, yet still original, and leave Total Recall alone? We totally support bouncing another idea off of the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," from which the movie was spawned, but a resounding "Seven Hells, no" to a Total Recall reboot, remake or anything of that nature.