Len Wiseman signs on to direct Total Recall remake. Consider that a divorce.

Len Wiseman signs on to direct Total Recall remake. Consider that a divorce.

Deadline reports that Len Wiseman—he of the Underworld series and Live Free Or Die Hard—will direct the Total Recall remake we first grudgingly acknowledged last year, with a script from Salt writer Kurt Wimmer. Like the 1990, Paul Verhoeven-directed, Schwarzeneggered version, Total Recall will draw inspiration from Philip K. Dick’s story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” although this take will offer a “new, more contemporized adaptation.” Remember how clunky and old-fashioned the original Total Recall was, with all those special effects that relied on pulleys-and-levers and forced perspectives, and the interstitials full of Victorian-era ribald double-entendres and caricatures of various counts and archdukes? Well, fortunately this will be nothing like that.