the Reset face / off just took a big step forward. Paramount Pictures is going ahead with the project and have chosen Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs. Kong, witch) lead. The project initially came to light in September 2019 and has been coming together behind the scenes ever since. Now Wingard has taken it upon himself to reinvent the ’90s action classic for modern audiences.
According to various reports, Adam Wingard is set to direct and co-write the script for the Face / Off Redo. Wingard will work with his regular collaborator, Simon Barrett, on the script. The two are said to start from scratch. Pray Uziel (The Cloverfield paradox, 22 Jump Street) was previously attached. It seems like any work you’ve done won’t be used by the incoming filmmakers. Neal Moritz is set to produce with David Permut on board as executive producer.
Adam Wingard is known for directing horror films such as You are next and from 2016 witch, the surprise sequel to The Blair Witch Project. Wingard also worked on the horror anthology series. V / H / S, contributing segments to the first two films. Wingard has moved into the higher budget realm more recently, having addressed Death Note for Netflix and more recently Godzilla vs. Kong for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. The next monster-sized blockbuster will premiere in both theaters and on HBO Max in late March. Simon Barrett worked with Wingard on many of these projects, as well as The guest and the next I saw the devil.
Face / Off It was directed by John Woo. Released in 1997, it starred Nicolas Cage and John Travolta in the lead roles. It focuses on terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) and FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta). Archer is obsessed with bringing Troy to justice, as the man killed his son years ago. Troy is seriously injured and Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy’s. Archer then tries to use this disguise to extract information about a bomb from Troy’s brother. Troy wakes up from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer’s face. The two end up at odds, walking in each other’s shoes, with Troy trying to take over Archer’s life for good.
The film turned out to be a huge success, earning $ 246 million globally against a reported budget of $ 80 million. Plus, despite its wacky premise, it has a 92 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It is not yet known who will take on the main roles this time. Hugh Jackman jokingly expressed interest in making the movie with Ryan Reynolds. It is also unclear how soon the studio intends to begin production. It seems to be in the early stages though, as Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett are starting from scratch on the script. We will make sure to keep you informed as more details become available. This news comes to us through Deadline.
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