Nineties action class Face/Off is officially getting a sequel!
Director Adam Wingard has confirmed that he's helming a sequel to the 1997 film which starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.
In an Instagram post on Friday (February 12), Wingard described Face/Off as "a perfect action movie", while also confirming his film will not be a remake.
"I would NEVER re-imagine or remake FACE/OFF," Wingard wrote. "It’s a perfect action movie. Simon Barrett and I are writing a direct SEQUEL! :) :)."
Wingard is also directing the upcoming Godzilla vs Kong and will write the Face/Off sequel script with longtime collaborator Simon Barrett.
The original Face/Off was directed by John Woo. It starred Travolta and Cage as an FBI special agent and a terrorist, respectively.
In the film, the two sworn enemies assumed each other’s identity by actually swapping faces after undergoing a highly experimental face transplant surgery.
Variety reports that the upcoming remake is expected to have a brand new cast – and we might have perfect A-List pairing.
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds have long been engaged in a (playful) social media feud, which has led to fans previously suggesting they should remake Face/Off.
Jackman was asked about the idea last August and responded: "I have not heard that. Is it possible to shoot it where we are actually never together? Is that possible?"
Yes Hugh, it is possible.
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