Face / Off Remake Taps Godzilla vs. Kong Director


Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard has been selected by Paramount Pictures to direct a remake of the hit action thriller Face / Off, starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.

Paramount Pictures has chosen Godzilla vs. Kong Director Adam Wingard to direct his upcoming remake of the 1997 action film Face / Off.

Deadline revealed that Wingard will take command of remaking John Woo’s version Face / Off. Initially, he was attached to Oren Uziel to write the next remake, but now Wingard is reported to be co-writing the script with his frequent collaborator Simon Barrett. The reinvention will be in charge of Neal Moritz and David Permut. No casting has been announced for the film.

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The original Face / Off starring John Travolta as FBI Special Agent Sean Archer and Nicolas Cage as terrorist leader Castor Troy. The plot revolved around Archer undergoing face transplant surgery to assume Troy’s identity and discover the location of a bomb. However, things go awry when Troy wakes up and uses the same transplant to take on Archer’s identity. The over-the-top action film was a critical and box office success. It was the biggest hit for director John Woo, who also directed Mission: Impossible 2 Y Difficult target.

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The trailer for the monster movie broke the record for Warner Bros. ‘largest trailer debut. While many fans were upset that the trailer revealed too much, director Wingard assured them that there were still surprises in store. “I’m beyond excited to be able to share in the insane epic mayhem. I know it seems like it shows a lot, but this is just the tip of the monster iceberg,” he posted on Instagram.

Wingard’s Godzilla vs. Kong It is scheduled to open in theaters and on HBO Max on March 31, after being delayed for a week. The delay was reportedly due to the James Bond movie. No time to die delaying from April 2 to October 8.

Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Brian Tyree Henry. The film hits theaters and at HBO Max on March 31.

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Source: Deadline

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