Farrell to star in Total Recall Remake October 22, 2010 Colin Farrell is being touted as a possible lead in a remake of Total Recall. Irish actor Colin Farrell is said to be the favourite to snap up the lead role in a remake of 1990 science fiction hit “Total Recall”. The remake will be directed by Len Wiseman and is said to be closer in tone to the original Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”. Other actors said to be under consideration include Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender. The film is set to begin shooting in March of next year.