Originally Posted by ballen420
I never realized the original was based on Phillip K Dick story, but after checking the wiki, even his story revolves around Mars. I can't even imagine watching this and hearing the names Quaid, Melinda, Kuato, and Cohaagen in an entirely different setting. So disappointing. Decent list of supporting actors too (eye candy!).
If I recall (haha) and it's been a while since I've read it, but We Can Remember it For You Wholesale
only mentions Mars, I don't think Quail actually goes there like he does in the movie. Maybe the plot will be similar in this one?
The trouble with most of the big screen adaptations of PKD's works is that they are based on his short stories... so the screenwriter has to add a bunch of stuff to beef up the content. Next
was one of the worst examples of this, because the film doesn't even resemble the original plot of his story ("The Golden Man"). Minority Report
changed how the pre-crime worked (in the original, just thinking about preventing a crime prevented the crime). Imposter
added a whole second act that wasn't even in the story.
I will probably see this movie, if only because I see every movie that is a PKD adaptation. The man was a drugged out genius, and everything he came up with was pure gold. I don't see why his stories aren't idea-mined more often.