"The more expensive a film is, the harder it is now to make it that violent," explains Jaffe, who is also part of the team behind the TOTAL RECALL remake. "With Recall in particular, we made a conscious choice to keep it tonally closer to something like Minority Report. It gives the studio, and us as producers, the opportunity to reintroduce it in a new way."
In reference to director Paul Verhoeven's original, "Verhoeven took [Robert Heinlein's 1959 novel] from one extreme and made it almost comical, whereas our job is to be a little more faithful to the book, and ground it a little more," says Jaffe.
Though some bug nuking purists of the film are sure to be disappointed by the lack of violence, you may be happy to hear that other elements of Heinlein's book may make the cut. "Working in a visual-effects renaissance as we are, we have the ability to do so much more now. We can do the Jump Suits [armoured exoskeletons from Heinlein's novel], for example, which I don't think they could have done before."
Source: Empire Online