Total Recall Remake Heavily Considering Colin Farrell
This past summer, nobody knew what to expect from Adrien Brody in Predators. An Oscar winner better known for his work in drama, Brody was suddenly stepping into the shoes of the greatest action star of all time: Arnold Schwarzenegger. The most bizarre part? Silly gruff voice aside, he actually made it work. Suddenly the beanpole star of The Piano was caked in mud and hunting Predators and was damn convincing doing it. It could very well be because of Adrien Brody that Colin Farrell gets cast in the Total Recall remake.
THR reports that Farrell is now the front-runner to star in the film that was first announced last February. Other names on the list include Inglorious Basterds' Michael Fassbender and Inception's Tom Hardy (though Hardy will likely be too busy with Batman next spring). No official offers have been sent out to the actors yet, but it is known that Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) will direct based on a script by Kurt Wimmer (Salt). Based on the story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick, Farrell would play a man haunted by a recurring dream and purchases an implanted memory that winds up making him believe that he is a secret agent that must overthrow a despot on Mars.
While this is a remake that certainly should never be made, they could certainly do a lot worse than Colin Farrell. Since reinventing his career and taking on more indie roles, the actor has shown how much talent he truly has, particularly with his role in the dark comedy In Bruges. That said, if he can't say "Give those people air!" in an authentic Austrian accent, I must say no thanks.
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