Colin Farrell’s comeback blockbuster, the remake of 1990 flick Total Recall, will have a reported budget of $200 million, reports The Toronto Star.
The flick will shoot in Toronto from March, with Underworld and Die Hard 4 helmer Len Wiseman calling the shots. Farrell bagged the part after other actors, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy were also mooted for the lead. Farrell was apparently Wiseman’s choice all along, and the studio eventually offered the Dubliner the part a couple of months ago.
That is a huge budget, even by blockbuster standards. Wiseman is a capable director, but he never really showed what he could do with the last Die Hard. Apparently, according to some reports anyway, Bruce Willis ran that set. Farrell has been doing brilliant work for the past few years, hopefully this continues the trend.