‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ helmer Adam Wingard has signed up to take the directors chair on the upcoming remake of 1997s’ ‘Face/Off’.
Wingard will also co-write the script alongside long time collaborator Simon Barrett. Neal Moritz will produce the remake for Paramount, and David Permut will executive produce. None of the original cast are expected to return.
The original film saw John Travolta and Nicolas Cage star alongside each other as an FBI special agent and a terrorist. The two arch-enemies assume each other’s identity by switching faces. Travolta’s FBI agent Sean Archer tracks down Castor Troy (Cage), but Troy is severely injured in a plane crash. Archer then undergoes surgery to replace his face with Troy’s in order to go undercover as a criminal.
The film also starred Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Dominque Swain, Nick Cassavetes, Harve Presnell, Colm Feore, and John Carroll Lynch.
John Woo directed the film which has since gone on to become a classic amongst fans of thrillers after earning $245 million at the global box office, making it the 11th highest-grossing film of 1997.