Whenever anyone thinks of making a movie, invariably the first thing that comes to mind is who would be their dream cast. It doesn't matter if it's a teenager writing a 'Star Wars' fan film script in his basement or a studio with a final draft and $100 million to spend. Who the filmmaker is dreaming about casting can say a lot about their intentions for a movie, even if they end up casting someone else entirely.

Why does all of this warrant mentioning? Because director Len Wiseman ('Underworld,' 'Die Hard 4') and producer Neal Moritz (everything from 'Prom Night' to 'Green Lantern') have a list for the lead role in their remake of Paul Verhoeven's beloved, at least on this end, 1990 sci-fi flick about implanted memories and shoot outs on Mars, 'Total Recall.' There are some more than capable actors they're considering to spearhead the role that once went to Arnold Schwarzenegger, but at the top of the short list is Colin Farrell. It's an interesting choice for a number of reasons.