Irish actor Colin Farrell, who is set to star in a remake of 'Total Recall,' has said that he loves rising to the challenge of doing something that scares him.

"I liked that the idea of doing it scared the sh*te out of me," he told Empire. "I've been quite content, creatively, for the last six or seven years, doing films that, budget-wise, were smaller in scale. Doing a really, really big film is terrifying, but it's that fear around it that makes it attractive," said Farrell, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

The  sci-fi film is set in the future and also stars Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. Farrell's role, which he believes is a departure from his usual parts, is a factory worker who starts to think he might actually be a spy. The actor also admitted he was impressed when he first saw director Len Wiseman's ideas for the movie.

"I met Len, and I saw some artwork and I was just blown away by the notion that I could be involved in something as magnificent as what I was seeing, which was sort of all-encompassing, cinematically," he said. "A child's mind could only wish it could dream in that sort of scale."

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