The Hollywood Reporter bring word that Ethan Hawke has joined Len Wiseman’s Colin Farrell-starring ‘Total Recall,’ the upcoming ‘contemporized adaptation’ of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger genre classic, which was based on the Philip K. Dick story, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.” Hawke’s role is being kept secret and is supposedly cameo in nature. The likes of Kate Beckinsale, Eva Mendes, Jessica Biel and Rosario Dawson have been linked to the film in the past few weeks.

The original movie, followed a man (Schwarzenegger) haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., 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. The new story ditches the Martian storyline and instead involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn’t know for which side. ‘Total Recall’ is scheduled to hit cinemas August 3rd, 2012.