Columbia Pictures is in the process of locking down Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as the main heavy in Columbia Pictures upcoming remake of the classic Philip K. Dick sci-fi adaptation Total Recall.

Len Wiseman is directing a script by Kurt Wimmer, with Colin Farrell set to take over a role originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 original.

The storyline follows a construction worker who discovers a secret identity hidden within himself after he starts having dreams about a trip to Mars. He soon discovers that a number of people are out to kill him, and that he must travel to Mars to help an underground movement.

Total Recall beings shooting later this year.

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