Face/Off was one of those breakout hits that came out of nowhere. I think it’s the movie that really saw John Woo as a blockbuster director, more so than his previous film Broken Arrow that also starred John Travolta.
The film was also one of the most memorable Nicolas Cage films. Cage’s portrayal as Caster Troy has been highlighted in the recent film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
The original movie ended with Caster Troy dying so it leaves us wondering how this will pan out in the sequel.
I think Face/Off is a sequel that lends itself to a lot of twists and turns and unpredictability. It’s almost like if you factor in the idea of offspring and Castor and Sean having children and these children grow up, then it becomes like three-dimensional chess, and then it’s not just the two, John Travolta and myself, it’s four of us ping-ponging and going at different levels, and it becomes even more complex. I think there’s a lot of fertile ground there. I had maybe one meeting in an office, but I haven’t heard anything since, so I don’t know.
Nicolas Cage Sees Potential In Face/Off 2
I personally like the idea of three-dimensional chess. Dealing with more than two characters with the idea of who is who.
We aren’t sure if this is the actual story of the new film. I doubt Cage would say the actual plot – especially if it’s still being worked on. But I do suppose Cage has been thinking about this for a while now. And it does seem that he’s excited to be back on it too. It would be nice to see John Travolta and Cage back again on screen.
Paramount Pictures announced back in 2019 that they had plans to make a new Face/Off film. Although at the time, the original plan was to get a fresh new cast.
We reported back in 2021 that Godzilla vs Kong director Adam Wingard wants Nicolas Cage to return for the Face/Off sequel. Wingard and his collaborator Simon Barrett are writing the script. Wingard stated to Empire Magazine last June that:
I think we really got it. It has been probably the most challenging script we’ve ever worked on, for a lot of reasons. There’s so much pressure in wanting to make sure that it lives up to the legacy of that project. But every draft you have these things that just click in, and you’re like, ‘A-ha! That’s really what Face/Off is!’
Nicolas Cage Talks About Face/Off 2 Director Adam Wingard
We’re definitely excited to see what may come from this anticipated sequel. Wingard does seem to be a fan of the original film.
Nicolas Cage also shares his thoughts about the director Adam Wingard:
He’s great, and I think we share similar tastes. We have similar sensibilities. I liked everything he did with Godzilla vs. Kong and I think that he’s smart. He has respect for cinema and various kinds of iconography. I think it would be great.
We enjoyed watching Godzilla vs. Kong. We even gave it a 7 out of 10 in our review. While we had issues with how the plot did progress, we enjoyed the main feature, the fight itself.
Adam Wingard is known for films like The Guest and the 2016 Blair Witch film. Films which I do find enjoyable. However, he does have his questionable moments like Netflix’s Death Note adaptation. All things considered; we do look forward to seeing what he can do with Face/Off. If he can bring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta back, I’ll be excited to see that.
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