The new movie version of Total Recall is coming soon and is further attempt to turn the fantastic ideas of Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) into celluloid. This one started as short story in April 1966’s ‘Science Fiction and Fantasy’ magazine, “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”, but was transformed into the mega success of Schwarzenegger’s original and entertaining move, Total Recall in 1990.
Dick’s excellent short stories are responsible for a series of fantastic science fiction movies ranging from Blade Runner (1982) (based on “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”) and Minority Report (2002) (based on the short story of the same name) to A Scanner Darkly (2006) (also based on the same-named short story) to the more recent The Adjustment Bureau (2011) (based on “The Adjustment Team”)
You can find the text of the short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” here.
And here’s the trailer for the new film: