Colin Farrell is Headed to Mars for Columbia Pictures’ Total Recall Reboot


Well, according to Variety, anyway. Hunky Irish heartthrob Colin Farrell has officially been offered the lead role in the upcoming “Total Recall” reboot over at Columbia Pictures. Directed by “Underworld” guru Len Wiseman and penned by Kurt “Equilibrium” Wimmer, the film promises to be a bit different than Verhoeven’s violent and suitably over-the-top sci-fi actioner. Truth be told, the idea of a remake doesn’t ruffle my feathers as much as I thought it would. I’m as shocked as you are.

Of course, Farrell is still in negotiations to take the part, so everything might fall through as soon as I publish this post. However, I’m keeping my fingers crossed, as I think ol’ Colin will do a fine job with the material. Assuming, of course, that Wiseman doesn’t screw it up.

Don’t screw it up, Wiseman.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • George

    It doesn’t bother me either – I will simply ignore its existence!

  • OK Records

    Much like the first Total Recall, I won’t waste my time.

  • Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Doesn’t bother me either. As much as I liked the first, an more serious take on it, closer to the source and with a script by the writer of “Equilibrium” could be really good. And Farrell is a good actor too.