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A remake of 1997’s Face/Off, which starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, is in the works at Paramount and shall be directed by Godzilla vs. Kong’s Adam Wingard.
As reported by THR, Wingard may also co-write the script with Simon Barrett. 22 Jump Street’s Oren Uziel wrote a earlier draft of the remake that was rumored to be in growth in 2019.
The authentic Face/Off was directed by John Woo and adopted the story of FBI agent Sean Archer (Travolta) and terrorist Castor Troy (Cage). Archer has to go undercover as a prison and has a physician change his face with Troy’s. When Troy wakes up, he forces that very same physician to provide him Archer’s face.
Fast and Furious artistic Neal Mortiz will produce for Paramount and David Permut will tackle the function of government producer.
Adam Wingard shall be becoming a member of us for our IGN Fan Fest 2021 in a section known as “Godzilla vs. Kong: Breaking Down Cinema’s Biggest Brawl with Adam Wingard.” Wingard will reply fan questions and supply a brand new sneak peak of the movie forward of its launch on HBO Max and in theaters on March 21, 2021.In 2017, Face/Off made it to the seventh spot in our Top 25 Cheesy Action Movies listing.
“To the uninitiated, Face/Off sounds absurd,” we wrote. “It is absurd. Nothing about chopping off your personal face and stitching your worst enemy’s face in your cranium in its place makes a shred of sense. But how else are you going to have the ability to unleash Nic Cage and John Travolta below strict directions to behave like the most completely insane model of one another that they’ll muster?”
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