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.