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Total Recall movie 'to be remade'

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger retired from acting and is now a politician

Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1990 sci-fi thriller Total Recall is being remade, according to reports.

Trade newspaper The Hollywood Reporter said Kurt Wimmer, who penned the 1999 version of The Thomas Crown Affair, is currently working on a script.

Film studio Columbia Pictures, which secured the film's rights in February, has said the remake will be a "contemporised adaptation".

It has not been announced who is being considered for the lead role.

The original film was based on the Philip K Dick story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.

It follows a man who is haunted by a recurring dream of travelling to Mars - where he has never been - and a woman he has never met.

The ultra-violent film, from the creators of Alien, has since become a cult classic.

Sharon Stone and Rachel Ticotin also starred in the movie.

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