Details have emerged regarding three major casting appointments in 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.” First off Collider bring word that Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel have signed up for the two female leads in the film, Lori and Melina respectively. In the original movie Lori and Melina were played by Sharon Stone and Rachel Ticotin. Beckinsale and Biel had been linked to this film over the last few weeks along with Eva Mendes and Rosario Dawson.

The second piece of casting news comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, who reveal that Bill Nighy is in negotiations to join the film as Quatto, the leader of the resistance. Nighy (possibly), Beckinsale and Biel join Farrell, Bryan Cranston, who’s playing the lead villain, and Ethan Hawke who’s on board for a cameo role.

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. I’ve got high hopes for this, fingers crossed it doesn’t disappoint!