Colin Farrell, Michael Fassbender or Tom Hardy for 'Total Recall'
Back at the end of July we heard that director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld) would direct the remake of Total Recall, the adaptation of Philip K. Dick's short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. Now Heat Vision has news on who might step into the shoes for the lead role once filled by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Paul Verhoeven's 1990 adaptation. Apparently a shortlist of contenders has been crafted by Columbia Pictures with Colin Farrell at the top of the list. In addition, Tom Hardy (Inception) and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) are also listed as potential candidates to head to Mars.
The reason that Farrell may be at the top of the list is because of his availability along with his talent. Though we heard the actor had fallen out of Sheldon Turner's drama By Virtue Fall, it appears the actor is still involved in the project. Since that production is slated to finish in January, he would be free to do Total Recall right away. Hardy, on the other hand, is quite busy over the next year with his recently reported lead role in the next Batman sequel, not to mention finally starting production on the delayed Mad Max: Fury Road in about a year. Meanwhile, apparently there's rumors swirling that Fassbender might snag a role in the two-part adaptation of The Hobbit, and that would take him off the market for awhile.
Though Hardy is certainly my top choice to snag the role, it's unlikely to happen, so we may need to prepare ourselves for Farrell stepping onto Mars. Honestly, it'd be nice to finally see Farrell get a blockbuster that actually takes off considering Daredevil, Miami Vice and S.W.A.T. all were pretty terrible. Farrell certainly seems to be making quite a return to studio films with roles in the Fright Night remake and the comedy Horrible Bosses, so a flick like Total Recall just seems like the logical step for him. Who would you like to see lead Total Recall?