Reports from Deadline Paramount Pictures is giving a face lift to Face/Off, the 1997 John Woo-directed action thriller that starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. The studio will reboot the film, with new cast. Oren Uziel has been set to write the script, and Neal Moritz will produce and David Permut will be executive producer.
The film was a blockbuster smash, finishing 1997 as the 11th highest-grossing film of that year and also receiving an Academy Award nomination for “Best Sound Effects Editing.” In the movie 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.
A revamped plot and new characters are expected to be implemented for the remake, but details are reportedly still in the early production phase and no expected released date announced yet.