Everything old is new again as the era of the remake continues on. The latest entry into the recycled canon is a Face/Off remake. The 1990s action movie reboot is stirring up a lot of buzz… and a lot of mixed reactions from fans.
A Face/Off remake is happening, and fans have plenty of opinions about it.
The original 1997 action-thriller starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage as two arch-enemies who switch identities and faces. Travolta plays an FBI agent named Sean Archer who is tracking a terrorist named Castor Troy, who’s played by Cage. When Castor boards a plane that crashes, Sean takes the opportunity to surgically remove Castor’s face and wear it as his own so he can go undercover as him. Then when Castor wakes up from a coma, he gets the chance to steal Sean’s face.
It’s a pretty bonkers storyline, and people on Twitter are wondering who asked for a remake of it.
absolutely not https://t.co/MbFN9fYDbP
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) September 9, 2019
We have unlocked the worst possible "re-live the 90s" path https://t.co/hjLnDxLJAt
— Humberto J Rocha (@hjrocha94) September 10, 2019
— my pal andy (@andylevy) September 9, 2019
Although a lot of people are wondering if a Face/Off remake is really necessary, others are having fun considering who should be cast in it.
this was inevitable, but who would be your dream pairing for the new Face/Off? https://t.co/VTfFOw5edj
— rob trench (@robtrench) September 9, 2019
1) don't do this
2) Bill Hader/Anthony Carrigan https://t.co/NBkTYGah1K
— alexis nedd supports the WGA 🎮 💚 (@alexisthenedd) September 9, 2019
Some people have some pretty creative ideas for casting.
Well if we can't have Travolta and Cage back, my Face/Off cast pitch… all the Hollywood Chris's. 😂 @chrishemsworth @ChrisEvans @prattprattpratt @ChristophrWood and Chris Pine. https://t.co/P2818p4qMB
— Leonnie (@leonniefarrell) September 9, 2019
Face/Off reboot to star Will Smith alongside Will Smith. https://t.co/ViBXbC2oKe
— 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐮𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐨𝐧 (@shaunwootton88) September 10, 2019
The time has come to reunite Neveldine and Taylor. https://t.co/iWhmQNoXx2
— Matthew Roland (@LabSplice) September 9, 2019
Face/Off but it’s Henry Cavill and Matt Bomer and you literally can’t tell the difference pic.twitter.com/Gv0kD1fd0I
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) September 9, 2019
A Face/Off reboot starring Dermot Mulroney and Dylan McDermott and we’re already confused
— Quinn Sutherland (@ReelQuinn) September 9, 2019
Some fans think that the new Face/Off should be updated with a gender-flipped cast or with a plot that’s relevant to today’s social issues.
if they HAVE to remake Face/Off, then it should star Sarah Paulson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. https://t.co/bQxzIWfucQ
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) September 9, 2019
Margot Robbie / Samara Weaving or gtfo https://t.co/4sjHAUyV9P
— Chris Conroy (@ConroyForReal) September 9, 2019
Was bound to happen. Are they going to gender swap? Most likely… https://t.co/XHWSUC3SON
— Film Junkee (@DaveePena) September 9, 2019
Thought of another FACE/OFF I would accept: gender-flip it and pit Cate Blanchett against Tilda Swinton. I'll go get in line right motherfucking now.
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) September 10, 2019
the new face/off should be two actors, one of who got metoo'd and steals the others face to get his career back https://t.co/wYjRbTZdcn
— Jingleghost (@JeremyMonjo) September 10, 2019
Other fans think the Face/Off remake should feature the same actors as the original movie… only this time in reversed roles.
I mean, if this doesn’t just star John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, but in opposite roles to what they starred in in the original…what are we even doing here? https://t.co/UsJYDTRJIl
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) September 10, 2019
Use the same actors again in their 2019 incarnations, Paramount, you cowards https://t.co/4YOJ4WBQaZ
— Andrew Todd (@mistertodd) September 9, 2019
And then there are the diehard Face/Off fans who think you just shouldn’t mess with perfection at all.
IS NOTHING SACRED?!?!?! https://t.co/DLGd0kMmEB
— madds mackelson (@mad_mac_89) September 10, 2019
How do you remake perfection? https://t.co/c2thZjJw5L
— Glasses as a personality (@toiletchamp86) September 9, 2019
It's not possible to remake a perfect movie https://t.co/4G3GhxOt92
— Sam Hockley-Smith (@shockleysmith) September 9, 2019
One of my fave movies. I'll publicly admit that. And I stand firmly in the belief that IT DOES NOT NEED A REMAKE! https://t.co/1bGq5SNjcA
— Amanda DiPaolo (@ProfDiPaolo) September 10, 2019
WHAT MONSTER WOULD DARE REMAKE A PERFECT FILM? https://t.co/Kh2S2T65gk
— Megan M (@barryzuckerkorn) September 9, 2019
The Face/Off remake is being written by the screenwriter of 22 Jump Street, Oren Uziel. At least he hopefully knows a thing or two about revamping nostalgia.
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