Has Colin Farrell become the go to guy for remakes? The Irish actor has already snagged the coveted vampire role in DreamWorks’ Fright Night reboot, and now he’s got his eye on the lead in Total Recall. Total Recall as in the 1990 sci-fi film that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, and an alien woman with triple breasts (shudder).
According to THR, Farrell is on the shortlist of actors who are in the running for the lead role in the Len Wiseman film. He’s in front of fellow foreigners Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender who are also vying for the Governator’s former part. No offers have been made to any of the actors but they are being looked at as possibilities.
The film is slated to begin production in late March, which means the studio has a little bit of time to weigh their options. Out of this group, we say give it to Fassbender. He looks like the perfect fit to play the role. Hardy would be our next choice, but he’s the new Mad Max, and he recently joined the next Batman film. In terms of scheduling he might be hard to get.
Most of us have seen the original 1990 version of the movie but if you haven’t here’s the deal. The film followed a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.
Who do you think should star in Total Recall?