Wimmer has been working with the studio on “Salt,” the Phillip Noyce-directed espionage thriller starring Angelina Jolie. Wimmer wrote the story for that film and shares screen credit with Brian Helgeland.
“Total Recall” was resurrected for remake earlier this year by the studio and producer Neal Moritz and his Original Films banner. Pic will be a contemporized adaptation of the science fiction saga based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.”
Columbia secured remake rights from Miramax, which has the option to co-finance the film when it is ready to shoot.