John Woo’s Face/Off was an action extravaganza and a bit of a spectacle in theaters at the time of its 1997 release date. When it was announced that Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett would be working on a direct sequel to the shoot-em-up.
Some time has passed since the announcement but it now appears that Nicholas Cage has spoken to Collider about some of the film’s more interesting details. Cage spoke about the project and admitted that the rematch between Castor Troy and Sean Archer would also see their grown kiddos thrown into the action.
“I think Face/Off is a sequel that lends itself to a lot of twists and turns and unpredictability.” Cage told Collider. “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.“
The synopsis for Face/Off went like this:
Obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) to justice, FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) tracks down Troy, who has boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is severely injured, possibly dead, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy’s. As Archer tries to use his disguise to elicit information about a bomb from Troy’s brother, Troy awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer’s face.
We can’t wait to see what this direct sequel has in store for the four characters. Also, it will be cool to see who gets cast as the offspring off Archer and Troy.