Face/Off Remake Reportedly in Development

Paramount is preparing a remake of the 1997 John Woo action joint Face/Off, reports Deadline. The studio reportedly plans to remake the film with a new cast, and 22 Jump Street and Sonic the Hedgehog writer Oren Uziel has apparently already been tapped to put together a script.

If you’re not familiar with what was one of the most bonkers action extravaganzas of the ’90s, Face/Off is the story of FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) and charismatic terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) – bitter enemies who, after a series of increasingly preposterous events, end up with surgically swapped faces. The result is a movie where Nic Cage needs to spend a decent amount of time acting like John Travolta, and John Travolta is required to spend a lot of time acting like Nic Cage (and some of that time as Nic Cage pretending to still be John Travolta). It’s truly as fabulous as it sounds.

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