Colin Farrell offered the lead in Total Recall remake

Could be heading to Mars

Colin Farrell is reported to be in negotiations to take on the lead role in Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake.

The Irish actor is set to take on the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Paul Verhoeven's ultraviolent 1990 sci-fi movie.

Len Wiseman of Underworld and Die Hard 4.0 fame is in the director's chair this time round, which doesn't exactly overwhelm us with confidence, but Farrell's involvement would certainly be a welcome prospect.

It has been a while since Farrell headlined an action flick, and one of his only previous forays into science fiction was Steven Spielberg's superb Minority Report.

Kurt Ultraviolet Wimmer has written the script, which will apparently go back to the source material that Verhoeven's movie was based on: Minority Report author Philip K. Dick's short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.

The original Total Recall bore very little resemblance to Dick's short story, taking the basic premise and moulding it to suit Arnie's action man persona. There's plenty of scope for Wiseman and Wimmer to make a very different adaptation of the material, so it'll be interesting to see what they do with it.

Source: Variety via /Film

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    • marc96

      Nov 14th 2010, 19:07

      i thought total recall was very average, arnie was just typical arnie (as always) but still a fun film. Colin Farrell could bring something new to the remake but im unsure what to think of Len Wiseman.. he does seem to do okay with action but ignores plot altogether.

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    • mcghater

      Nov 14th 2010, 20:46

      i have an idea, why doesnt someone take farell to mars and...........drop his a*s there and leave the smug irish tw@t to fuc@ing die

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    • thechad629

      Nov 15th 2010, 0:44

      @mcghater wow, way to not say anything worthy of an actual comment, you f**king troll.

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    • Giles83

      Nov 15th 2010, 3:33

      @mcghater Why the racist remark??? Dry your eyes son, I think it could work, pity about Wisemans involvement but I actually like Farrell!

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