It has been known for some time that a remake of the John Woo classic “ Face/Off ” is in development. When it was announced in February last year that «Godzilla Vs. Kong» and «The Guest» maker Adam Wingard would be taking over as director, it came as a real surprise. As you now also know, this is not a remake or reboot, but a direct sequel.
That Nicolas Cage and John Travolta will reprise their iconic roles of Castor Troy and Sean Archer is far from confirmed. While rumor has it that Nicolas Cage will be involved in the project, it’s not yet known who will ultimately star in the action film.
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During an interview with GQ on the meta-comedy » Massive Talent «, in which Nicolas Cage plays a fictional version of himself and Pedro Pascal slips into the role of arguably the biggest Cage fan on earth, the «The Mandalorian» and » The Wonder Woman 1984 star has asked if he would like to star alongside Nicolas Cage in Face/Off 2. His answer was as follows:
«Yes! Yes I would have I mean, really just a very simple answer: yes. I rattled off so many 1980s movies before I graduated from high school, so obviously the impression they made on me was huge. But of course once you get into the 90’s and ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ and then ‘Face/Off’ it’s a whole different level of admiration. All of which means: I want to be part of ‘ Face/Off 2’!”
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It remains to be seen whether Pedro Pascal’s wish will come true. Face/Off 2 is currently in a very early stage of development. Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett are currently busy writing the script. You can experience how well Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal harmonize in front of the camera on June 23 in Germany when «Massive Talent» starts in local cinemas.
More «Face/Off» in the podcast canvas love
By the way, if you want to know more about “Face/Off”, we recommend our matching podcast. In screen love we talked about the action cult classic, what makes it so special, but also tell you how different the work should have been originally.
If you want to take a detailed look at the different script versions mentioned in the podcast, you can easily do so online with the first draft of the script (including the stronger sci-fi aspect) and the final version .
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