A sequel to the 1997 film Face/Off is currently in development. Now original star Nicolas Cage has opened up to discuss some of the possible plot details for Face/Off 2.
Fans will recall that the original Face/Off involved an FBI agent played by John Travolta who switches faces with a terrorist played by Nicolas Cage. It’s become an iconic landmark for both actors and, as a result, many fans are anxious to know where a sequel could go. While speaking with Collider, Nicolas Cage promised some exciting developments.
Specifically, Nicolas Cage made some comparisons with the plot of the original film. This time, however, the Face/Off 2 plot could actually involve the children of Castor and Sean. This, he says, would make the film “like three-dimensional chess.”
Here’s what he had to share:
“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.”
It appears that Face/Off 2 is currently in development. As such, many of these plot details could change in the meantime. But it certainly gives fans an idea of where the trajectory for the sequel will likely lead. The new film is being developed by director Adam Wingard, replacing John Woo who directed the original, though Nicolas Cage has nothing but nice things to say about 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.”
Hopefully we’ll have more Face/Off 2 details soon. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for updates as they come in.