Ethan Hawke joining Colin Farrell in Total Recall remake

He's up for a mystery cameo

Ethan Hawke has joined Colin Farrell in the remake of 1990’s Total Recall.

Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, the original film followed a man who, yearning to travel to Mars but unable to afford it, buys a memory implant from a company called Rekall Inc.

Problems ensue when he begins to believe he is actually a real secret agent sent to a Martian colony.

Picked up by Columbia Pictures in 2009, this version will ditch the alien storyline, focusing instead on Douglas Quaid (Farrell) as a factory worker who believes he is a spy for nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, although he doesn't know where his loyalties lie.

It's not known what part Hawke has bagged yet as his cameo role is being kept a secret. The Gattaca actor has recently just finished shooting a Fox studios pilot called Exit Strategy.

Both Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale are reportedly in negotiations for the female leads.

How do you feel about the remake of Total Recall? Are you excited for a modern take, or are you an avid Schwarzenegger fan? Share your thoughts below...


    • ChrisWootton

      May 11th 2011, 15:26

      Pointless. Just by changing the name of Mars to New Shanghai and keeping it on the same planet does not mean they approaching this in an original way. Watch the Arnie movie.. arguably his best movie

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    • Hadouken76

      May 11th 2011, 17:01

      All these Arnie reboots / updates ( ie Predators, new Conan, Terminator: Salvation) and now Total Recall, show great the big man was

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