A few weeks back, Colin Farrell was /total-recall-wants-colin-farrell/reported to be in the lead for Sony Pictures' Total Recall remake/reboot. Variety now says that the role has been officially offered to the actor, and that Farrell is currently negotiating to take over a character originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 original.

Colin will play Douglas Quaid, a man tortured by recurring dreams of a trip to Mars. Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender have also recently been tied to the lead in this second adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "We Can Remember it for You Wholesale."

Len Wiseman is set to direct from a script by Kurt Wimmer, with the pair bringing a more grounded, contemporary take on the material.

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