Paramount is developing a new take on John Woo’s 1997 action-thriller Face/Off, Deadline reports tonight. Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox) will write the film.
The original film starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage as an FBI agent and a sadistic terrorist who quite literally swap faces, but Paramount’s reboot will feature a new cast.
In John Woo’s movie:
“An FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery in order to foil a terrorist plot and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.”
Neal Moritz will produce, with David Permut executive producing.