Stormtroopers move in for the kill in new Total Recall clip

Enjoy watching a bunch of baddies who look like they've come straight out of Star Wars menacing Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Darth Vader’s Imperial army must be feeling pretty full of themselves at the moment as this new clip from Total Recall features a bunch of absolute dead ringers for the Stormtroopers from Star Wars.


Seriously, it’s uncanny.

Coincidence/plagiarism aside, the video features the wise-cracking but evil Kate Beckinsale and her army of plastic-clad henchmen in pursuit of Colin Farell and Jessica Biel, who give as good as they get and engage their harassers in a tense fire-fight:

We’ve seen a fair few viral videos emanating from Total Recall over the last few months, not least the film’s trailer and a clip of Beckinsale fighting Farell hand to hand (something tells me theirs isn’t the happiest of on-screen marriages), and with the film’s release still five weeks away there’s every chance this won’t be the last snippet we’ll see of Doug Quaid’s Mars-bound kill-a-thon before it reaches cinemas.

For anyone who’s spent the past six months with a blindfold on and fingers in their ears, Len Wiseman’s Total Recall is a remake of the 1990 sci-fi classic by Paul Verhoeven, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and featured an appearance by a  three-breasted Martian hooker. As does the new version, come to think of it. No really, have a look at the trailer.


Looking forward to it now? Good. The film’s out on Wenesday 29 August.