Is Colin Farrell the new Arnie? Colin Farrell is reportedly in talks for the rumoured Total Recall remake. According to reports, Farrellis in negotiations to play Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in the original 1990 movie. The remake will be directed by Len Wiseman. Variety has also reported scriptwriter Kurt Wimmer will contemporize the story. Other actors linked to the role include Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender.