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'Contemporary' rehash of 1990 sci-fi romp

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Columbia Pictures is in "final negotiations" with producer Neal H Moritz to develop a "contemporary version" of 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi romp Total Recall, the Hollywood Reporter, er, reports.

Moritz - whose production credits include I Am Legend and Prison Break - expressed the hope that "advancements in technology and state-of-the-art visual effects can help tell the Recall story in a fresh way".

The original Paul Verhoeven-helmed movie - which grossed $261m worldwide - was based on the Philip K Dick story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. Moritz described the Dick tale as "prescient".

Those of you who are also gifted with prescience are invited to share your casting predictions for the rehash. We at Vulture Central favour Zac Ephron as Douglas Quaid and Lindsay Lohan as Lori - simply because we want to see the High School Musical heartthrob subject the galactically-talented thespiatrix to a shotgun divorce.

Oh yes, and let's have Eddie Murphy playing Benny in the style of Norbit. We'll stump five bucks to see that character at the wrong end of a tunnel-drilling machine. ®

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