Colin Farrell is being lined up to appear in a remake of 'Total Recall'.

The Irish star is reportedly favourite for the part which helped Arnold Schwarzenegger rise to fame in 1990, although no formal offers have been made yet.

It is believed Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender are also being considered for the part of Douglas Quaid, a construction worker who learns he is a secret agent who believes his memory has been wiped.

Filming on the modern-day adaptation of the 90s blockbuster is due to begin in March next year, and Len Wiseman is due to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Neal Moritz and his Original Film company are to produce, and modernise the story, which never clarifies to viewers whether the story and Journey Douglas faces is real or a dream.

If Colin is offered the role, he will start filming shortly after wrapping up crime Drama 'By Virtue Fall', which he is due to shoot in January.