Nicolas Cage has let slip an intriguing detail about the potential sequel to 1997’s beloved Face/Off.
Nicolas Cage is gearing up to do the press rounds for April’s Renfield which includes his turn as Count Dracula, that most prestigious of movie monsters. Of course, Cage is no stranger to playing monsters and that seems set to continue with the actor having hinted for a while now that he will be revisiting one of his most iconic and outrageous antagonists from the 1990s, the unhinged villain Caster Troy from 1997’s Face/Off.
The first film (in which Cage starred opposite John Travolta) remains a stone-cold action classic to this day with its goofy ‘face switching’ premise only furthering to distinguish it from the deluge of other brilliant high concept action movies that herald from the same era.
If Cage’s hints are anything to go by, the sequel looks set to lean into the inherent silliness of the Face/Off premise, with the actor suggesting that there could be all kinds of fun switcheroos happening between the ‘legacy characters’ and their grown-up children.
Says Cage, “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.”
John Woo won’t be returning to direct, with Paramount announcing that the Godzilla Vs Kong director, Adam Wingard is attached to the project.
As far as we know, no further casting has taken place and despite keen fan interest, this one is some way off. That’s if it even happens because Wingard has the next Monsterverse movie, Godzilla And Kong to get out at some point in 2024. Still, just hearing Cage talk about it is lots of fun and we’ll continue to bring you updates as we hear them.
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