Total Recall Exclusive: Colin Farrell on Classic Story Resonance

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Colin Farrell did not hesitate to step into the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Len Wiseman reboot of Total Recall. The actor told us exclusively in our video interview that he believes the story written by Philip K. Dick (We Can Remember It For You Wholesale) will always resonate.

“I think it goes back to the fundamentals of being a human being -- the ideas of identity and personality and fitting into society. I play a protagonist who believes everything he thought was real was taken from him,” Farrell said.

The 2012 film, also starring Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale, is completely different from the 1990 smash hit, but the film's core message still remains.

“Fifteen minutes into the film he finds out that nothing is real in his life. So, it brings up those questions of nature versus nurture. I think it plays into people’s feelings of what it means to be a person.”

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