New Face/Off Movie Is a Direct Sequel; Not a Reboot!
This is great news! Finally, a sequel to one of the best action movies of the 90s is returning with Nicholas Cage and John Travolta for another round of face transfer fuckery. Read on…
CelebnMovies247.com has learned that filmmaker Adam Wingard confirms the new Face/Off isn’t a remake or a reboot, but rather a sequel to the original 1997 movie.
Adam Wingard stating that the new Face/Off movie is actually going to be Face/Off 2 – which makes the sequel extremely interesting. Now, will it be a prequel/sequel since the film ended with a close loop with nothing left on a cliffhanger?
After confirmed as the writer/director in place for the recently announced Face/Off movie, Adam Wingard has confirmed that his film would not be a reimagining of the 1997 thriller, but will be DIRECT SEQUEL.
Wingard, who is currently working upon the release of his upcoming Monterverse conclusion Godzilla VS Kong, is writing a direct follow-up to Face/Off with co-writer Simon Barrett.
The original Face/Off is regarded as a modern-day cult film, most memorable for its unusual but engrossing premise, as well as for fascinating performances by Nicholas Cage and John Travolta.
Face/Off is a cult-classic and if you recall, the original film centered around FBI Agent Sean Archer (Travolta) who went deep undercover by doing a face swapped with Castor Troy (Cage).
During his attempt to apprehended a terrorist in order to infiltrate a criminal facility and gather information on a bomb’s location things go left. Troy takes on Archer’s appearance and infiltrates the FBI as well as his family home.
The big question is “Are John Travolta and Nicholas Cage in the mix?”
If Wingard’s statement is to be taken literally, then a “direct sequel” shall mean that original characters will return. However, the previous film ended on such a note that it’s practically impossible for one of the lead characters to return.
the original Face/Off ended with Casper Troy (Nicolas Cage) dying at the hands of Sean Archer (John Travolta) and Archer finally getting back his face back. This means that Nicholas Cage is dead and his return would only be possible if Wingard decides to twist the previous ending by somehow keeping Troy alive.
We will have to see how this pans out.