John Travolta and Nicolas Cage's 1997 action classic 'Face/Off' to get a 'direct sequel'

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New Delhi Published: Feb 13, 2021, 11:27 AM(IST)

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If Travolta, 66, and Cage, 57, will reprise their roles of FBI agent Sean Archer and terrorist Castor Troy, respectively, or if the parts will be recast, still remains to be seen.

The 90s cult classic 'Face/Off' is officially getting a sequel.

 According to Deadline, a follow-up to the 1997 John Woo-directed thriller is in the works, with 'Godzilla vs. Kong' director Adam Wingard on board. John Travolta and Nicolas Cage starred in the original action film, which follows the story of two enemies who take on each other's identities, and faces.

Wingard will write the script with Simon Barrett, while Neal Moritz will produce the film for Paramount. David Permut will also serve as executive producer.

If Travolta, 66, and Cage, 57, will reprise their roles of FBI agent Sean Archer and terrorist Castor Troy, respectively, or if the parts will be recast, still remains to be seen.

Following news of the Face/Off follow-up, Wingard replied to speculation that the film will be a reboot instead of a sequel in a post shared on social media. Sharing a black and white image of Cage from the film on Instagram, Wingard detailed his plans for the next installment.

"I would NEVER re-imagine or remake FACE/OFF. It's a perfect action movie," he wrote. "Simon Barrett and I are writing a direct SEQUEL!"

The film was previously teased back in September 2019, Deadline reported, when Oren Uziel was hired to write the script for the film. But the outlet added that it is believed that Wingard and Barrett are starting anew with the upcoming film.


 

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