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Wimmer to write ‘Total Recall’ remake

'Salt' scribe takes on redo of 1990 sci-fi film

Columbia Pictures has set Kurt Wimmer to write “Total Recall,” the remake of the 1990 sci-fi pic that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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.

Wimmer also co-wrote the F. Gary Gray-directed “Law Abiding Citizen,” which stars Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler, for the Film Department.

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.

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