Face/Off 2 writer teases what to expect from action sequel

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Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

Face/Off 2's Simon Barrett has detailed what fans can expect from the upcoming sequel.

Co-written by Barrett and director Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs Kong), this follow-up to the 1997 action blockbuster starring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta is currently in the scripting stage, with a scheduled release date yet to be set.

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

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Catching up with The Hollywood Reporter, Barrett began by referencing Castor Troy's famous 'peach' line from the original movie.

"It's funny because the peach line is really symbolic of something, isn't it? You don't want to pander to fans of the first movie. You don't want to put anything in the sequel that doesn't feel organic, but at the same time, there are certain things that people want to see Castor Troy do and say, if Castor Troy is coming back. So we're doing our best," he explained.

"You try to not overthink things like that as an artist. As soon as you start worrying too much about expectations and so on, you start making the wrong decisions — decisions that people don't even want you to make, but you think maybe they do."

Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images

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The scribe continued: "We're trying to let ourselves be guided by our pure love of Face/Off. One of the purest loves that Adam and I both understand is our love of the film Face/Off, and I think we have the right sensibility."

Barrett and Wingard previously collaborated on the 2014 thriller The Guest, featuring Dan Stevens, and the former believes that fans of that very movie may unearth similarities to their Face/Off sequel.

"I'm hoping that anyone who wants a sequel to The Guest will find that our Face/Off 2 completely scratches that itch for them," he shared. "In my mind, the sense of humour is very similar."

Currently, there isn't much confirmed about the project: we don't know who is going to be in the cast or when it's planned to come out.

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