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Nicolas Cages Teases Fans That A Face/Off Sequel May Be On Its Way

Jayden Collins

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Nicolas Cages Teases Fans That A Face/Off Sequel May Be On Its Way

Nicolas Cage has given the most encouraging sign yet that we could soon see a sequel to his hit film Face/Off. 

The 1997 action thriller was directed by John Woo, of Hard Target fame, and was co-starred with the one-and-only John Travolta. 

The film earned critical acclaim, scoring more than AU$345 million (US$245 million) worldwide and still holds a 92 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Viewers watched in amazement as an FBI agent, played by Travolta, undergoes an experimental procedure to switch faces with a criminal mastermind, played by Cage, in order to go undercover. 

While hope of a sequel had dwindled, Cage has given the biggest suggestion yet that the wheels may be in motion for Face/Off 2. 

When asked by Comicbook.com’s Brando Davis about the potential of any further films for some of his hit film series, Cage hinted that the sequel was more likely to happen than others. 

Cage said: “That one I can talk about. Because there have been some phone calls with Neal [Moritz], who I enjoyed very much working with on the first Face/Off.”

“He’s one of the true great producers in Hollywood, and they have been making some calls. The other ones like National Treasure, their priority was a TV show and godspeed to them, but maybe Face/Off. Maybe.”

While we might not be able to feast our eyes and ears on that sequel, we can see Cage in a movie that's as bizarre.

Cage stars in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent where he plays himself, or at least an over-exaggeration of himself.

The film made AU$10 million (US$7.1 million) on the opening weekend and currently has an 87 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

In preparation for the film, Cage said he rewatched Face/Off as the iconic film referenced quite a few times within The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. 

He told Insider: “I looked at Face/Off again, which I was really wowed by. I think that movie's aged beautifully.”

Credit: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy
Credit: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy

Despite Cage’s recent comments about a potential sequel, he apparently didn’t know too much about it when he spoke to The Hollywood Reporter in March this year. 

He said: “I have not heard hide nor hair about it. So often these things we read about are just conjecture without any base or foundation to it.”

He continued: “So, is it fun to think about? Sure. Would [Face/Off 2] be an exciting movie to make? Oh, hell yeah. 

“But John Woo was such a huge voice in that movie. It couldn’t be a remake. I think these filmmakers even said as much — that something like that would have to be a sequel.”

Let’s hope the wheels and now well and truly spinning on this sequel.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Topics: TV and Film

Jayden Collins
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