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Face/Off Sequel Director Wants John Travolta And Nicolas Cage To Reprise Roles

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Face/Off Sequel Director Wants John Travolta And Nicolas Cage To Reprise Roles

The director of the Face/Off sequel wants John Travolta and Nicholas Cage to reprise their roles.

Adam Wingard revealed last month that the film would be a sequel, not a remake, and now he has told Showbiz Cheat Sheet that he wants Travolta and Cage to play Sean Archer and Castor Troy respectively.

Wingard hopes Travolta and Cage will reprise their roles. Credit: Paramount Pictures
Wingard hopes Travolta and Cage will reprise their roles. Credit: Paramount Pictures

He said: "To me, Face/Off isn't about a procedure or anything like that. It's not about the world that the characters exist in.

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"It's about Sean Archer and it's about Castor Troy. That's what this movie is about. It's the continuation of that story. It's hard to talk about other than that but this is, to me, the definitive continuation of that saga."

However, Wingard said whether we see them face off once again will depend on them approving the script - which he and writer Simon Barrett are still working on.

"We're still writing the script so it's still in early phases," he said.

"Simon and I are very close to turning in our draft to Paramount soon. We'll have to get over those hurdles of do they like this movie?

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"They've read our outline. Everybody's on board with it but actually turning in the script's a different thing so we'll see how everybody reacts to it."

The original 1997 film followed the story of an FBI agent (Travolta) consumed by the desire to avenge the death of his son at the hands of a terrorist (Cage).

In order to create the perfect disguise, Travolta's character undergoes some fairly radical - and utterly ludicrous - facial cosmetic surgery to appear exactly like Cage's character.

However, after his nemesis awakens from a coma, he takes the face left behind by the FBI agent, and chaos inevitably ensues.

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Wingard - who has directed films like Godzilla vs King Kong and written a whole load more - confirmed on Instagram in February that the film would not be a remake.


Barrett added: "Face-Off is a miraculous film, we would never attempt to directly recreate its magic, but we are very excited about what we have planned."

Sadly though, we're clearly a long way off knowing when we'll get to see it.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Jake Massey
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