Underworld's Len Wiseman to direct a 'contemporary' Total Recall

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

We love Total Recall. We already told you the 10 reasons why, remember? But what we're wondering is—will we love the coming Total Recall reboot as well?

Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures, announced today that the studio is in final negotiations with Len Wiseman to direct "a new, contemporized adaptation" of Total Recall, Variety reported.

Wiseman, who directed films in the Underworld franchise as well as Live Free or Die Hard, most recently directed the pilot for Hawaii Five-O.

"I've always been fascinated with Philip K. Dick's short story," said Wiseman of the project. "And I'm excited at that prospect of diving even deeper into the type of world it evokes and the questions it asks. I love that the most crucial mystery our character is trying to solve is the one of his own soul."

Tolmach added, "Len has an incredible love of the genre and a great gift for action. He'll bring a contemporary feel to the film while taking care with everything we love about Philip K. Dick's original story."

We're not entirely sure what's meant by "contemporary." Maybe it's just another way to say "reimagining." But what do you make of the announcement?