Once known more for his partying ways than his acting ability, Colin Farrell is reportedly trying to restore his professional image in Hollywood by starring in several movie revivals. While the Golden Globe-winning actor recently finished production on the remake of the 1983 movie ‘Fright Night,’ and discussed his experience in the film with Collider.com, he declined to comment if he has been cast in the ‘Total Recall’ revamp.

Farrell didn’t divulge many details about ‘Fright Night.’ However, he did say that he was drawn to the role of the vampire neighbor Jerry Dandrige, which was made famous by Chris Sarandon in the original movie, after he read the script. Farrell added that when he first read the script, which was penned by ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ screenwriter Marti Noxon, he didn’t want to like it. But the script surprised him, and he jumped at the chance to work with director Craig Gillespie, as he admired his movie ‘Lars and the Real Girl.’

But when asked about his involvement with the ‘Total Recall’ remake, which is being directed by Len Wiseman, Farrell said “Am I definitely doing that…I dunno. I’d like to…I haven’t made the required calls.” If he does sign on, he would portray Doug Quaid, a construction worker who was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original 1990 version.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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