Ethan Hawke has joined the cast of the upcoming remake of “Total Recall” reports Heat Vision.
Based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”, Colin Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars and buys a literal dream vacation from a company which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.
Paul Verhoeven previously adapted the property into the popular 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. This new version ditches Mars altogether for a future setting with the world split into two warring super powers – Euromerica and New Shanghai. Quaid still believes he’s a spy but isn’t sure for which side.
Hawke’s role is being kept secret and is a cameo in nature. Shooting kicks off in June in Toronto.