The actor revealed that he signed on for the Total Recall remake because he was impressed by Wiseman's artistic vision.
"Len was hugely impressive and really clever," Farrell said, according to Flicks and Bits.
He continued: "Anytime you're around somebody who is at the helm of a creative piece of work and you get a sense that they understand that they're on the cusp of something, or that they're at a point in their lives, their career, where they're getting an opportunity to make their mark, and they're really hungry to make their mark... that's cool.
"I kind of want to align myself with that fellow or that woman."
Farrell also said he was always confident that Wiseman would honour the original Total Recall short story and the hit 1990 film.
"[Len] really seemed to be caught in a sense of how big of a monster this was," he explained.
"With the amount of pressure, based on the scale alone, but also based on the source material of Phillip K Dick, Paul Verhoeven's film - which is deeply cherished by many - to this. It was bold, it was a bold choice."
Farrell previously hinted that Total Recall poses many "existential questions".
Total Recall is released on Friday in the US, and August 23 in the UK. Watch a trailer below: