The original 1990 Total Recall starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid, a construction worker with a normal life, who keeps having recurring dreams about being a secret agent on Mars. He discovers that these dreams were actually from his real past life, and his memory was erased. He is implanted with new memories, a new wife and a new job on Earth. The remake, which stars Colin Farrell as Quaid, deals with fictional nation-states Euromerica and New Shanghai. Quaid begins to believe he is actually a spy, although he isn't sure which side he's on.
Len Wiseman is directing from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer, James Vanderbilt, and Mark Bomback. Bokeem Woodbine is currently in talks to play Quaid's best friend, while Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale are in talks to play the two female leads. Bryan Cranston is locked in to play the villain.
It isn't known when production will start on Total Recall yet.