We’ve known for a while that a new Face/Off is in the works. Given the first movie’s status as one of the most beloved action thrillers of the 1990s, it’s understandable that fans are worried about the new movie. The studio recently revealed that the movie will be directed by Godzilla Vs. Kong’s Adam Wingard. Interestingly, the director has confirmed that Face/Off 2 will be all about the original movie’s hero and villain duo, Sean Archer and Castor Troy.
During a recent interview, Wingard said, “Some people just assume when I say that that it just means it takes place in the world of Face/Off. To me, Face/Off isn’t about a procedure or anything like that. It’s not about the world that the characters exist in. It’s about Sean Archer and it’s about Castor Troy. That’s what this movie is about. It’s the continuation of that story. It’s hard to talk about other than that but this is, to me, the definitive continuation of that saga.”
Although it’s unclear if John Travolta and Nicolas Cage will be returning to reprise their roles, given the new movie will continue the storyline, it won’t be particularly surprising if both of the actors come back for at least a cameo.
Released in 1997 and directed by John Woo, Face/Off follows Sean Archer who undergoes experimental plastic surgery in order to impersonate his son’s killer and sworn enemy, Castor Troy. Although everything goes well for the initial missions, Castor awakens from a coma and undergoes the same procedure and begins impersonating Sean.
At the moment it’s unclear how Wingard is planning on reprising the franchise, we should be learning about the new movie over next couple of months.