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Face/Off remake in the works

September 15th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Everyone step back from the edge of the platform, the remake train is pulling in again!

The latest classic set for the remake treatment is the absolutely bonkers John Woo 1997 action movie, Face/Off starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta.

Paramount Pictures plans to have a new cast with 22 Jump Street’s Oren Uziel on writing duties.

In the insane original “Travolta played FBI agent Sean Archer, who is obsessed with catching a homicidal sociopath named Castor Troy, who is responsible for killing the fed’s son. The agent undergoes facial transplant surgery and takes the mug of his nemesis so he can be sent to prison to find out a bomb’s whereabouts and stop an attack. The plan goes awry when the bad guy wakes up and takes the face of the FBI agent. Soon, the new-faced Castor visits the agent with the villainous face and takes glee in taunting him, telling him that the face surgeons have been killed, that the good guy is stuck with the face he hates most, and that the villain is going home to bed his wife and take over his home life. It escalates into a series of choreographed action sequences.”

Now, I seem to be the only person in the known world didn’t like Face/Off but I am a big fan of woo’s movies and enough of a fan to recognise this as a movie that many people love and is a very solid product of its time, so I’d rather see new audiences rediscover it than have another soul-less cash grab be churned out.

But hey, what do I know?

Source: Deadline

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….