Reports are suggesting that Paramount Pictures are looking to remake John Woo’s 1997 action feature ‘Face/Off’ which starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.
Since the news dropped, the internet has gone crazy giving their opinions who should star in the roles made famous by Travolta and Cage including ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ actress Vanessa Kirby and ‘Ready or Not’ lead Samara Weaving.
Oren Uziel has been set to write the script, Neal Moritz will produce and David Permut will be an executive producer on the reboot. The plan is to feature a whole new cast.
1997 classic saw FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). Archer tracks down Troy, who has boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is severely injured, possibly dead, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy’s. As Archer tries to use his disguise to elicit information about a bomb from Troy’s brother, Troy awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer’s face.
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The film was the first Hollywood film in which Woo was given major creative control, ‘Face/Off’ earned critical acclaim for its acting performances (especially Cage and Travolta), stylized action sequences, John Powell’s musical score, emotional depth, originality, humour, direction and stunts. It is often cited to be Woo’s best Hollywood film.
A commercial success, the film grossed $245 million worldwide and serves as the 11th highest-grossing film of 1997. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Sound Effects Editing (Mark Stoeckinger and Per Hallberg) at the 70th Academy Awards.