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) who 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), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen.
Philip K. Dick (short story), Mark Bomback (screenplay)
- Colin Farrell as Douglas Quaid / Hauser
- Kate Beckinsale as Lori
- Jessica Biel as Melina
- Bryan Cranston as Cohaagen
- Bokeem Woodbine as Harry
Filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Jessica previously starred in NEXT (2007) which was also based on a short story by Phillip K. Dick.
Kate Bosworth and Diane Kruger were considered for the role of Lori, and Eva Green, Rosario Dawson and Paula Patton were considered for the role of Melina. Eva Mendes was considered for both roles.
Ethan Hawke was cast, but his scenes were never filmed. Jessica explained he was going to be playing Quaid before Cohaggen had gotten a hold of him, but they didn’t feel the audience would connect as strong to the character.
- Teen Choice Awards – Choice Movie Actress: Action, Jessica Biel (Nominated)
- Visual Effects Society Awards – Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture (Nominated)