Face/Off Remake (TBC)

Drax1

Distinguished Member
Paramount is in the early stages of putting together a remake of Face/Off. It's a completely different cast from the 1997 action fest which starred Nicholas Cage and John Travolta. It's being scripted by Oren Uziel and David Permit produces.
I'm not sure a remake can pull the same quirky premise off twice though. It got a pass from me after using such a preposterous story and it's two leads going ott off the scale (not to mention some fine Woo action). Anyway, like it or not, looks like it's coming

Paramount Plans A "Face/Off" Remake - Dark Horizons
 

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
Oren Uziel writer of 22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox

You do easily do those face swapping effects on your PC or phones now,
so no longer a show stopper. Should be a reality cheap production fx wise.

Edit -I can't recall the fx of the original guess they just had actors playing each other, after face surgery so no fx needed..

i did love the premise of the original I need a rewatch.

 
Last edited:

Drax1

Distinguished Member
Oren Uziel writer of 22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox

You do easily do those face swapping effects on your PC or phones now,
so no longer a show stopper.

i did love the premise of the original

The writer's above projects don't exactly inspire much confidence unfortunately...
 

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
So which stars do you bring abroad to make it a hit, Cruise would be top on the list.:cool:
 

Drax1

Distinguished Member
So which stars do you bring abroad to make it a hit, Cruise would be top on the list.:cool:
I'll be very surprised if Paramount don't have a gender change and do a female led project. Daisy Ridley and Scarlett Johansson would fit the bill if need be...:love:
 

Paul7777x

Well-known Member
Hard to imagine why anyone would pick this for a remake...

It was bollocks the first time round and now the idea is done, it’s a one off kind of thing I’d have thought.
 

QuestShield

Distinguished Member
The original was supposed to be set in the future but the preposterous idea was changed to present day. I suppose a revisit could set it in the future. Throw in some of those holograms floating around too to sell the futurism.
 

p9ul

Well-known Member
I'm guessing to change things up they might go with a male & female?

However, if they decided to go with an "ethnic" swap it would just turn out comedic...
 

cedge

Active Member
I'm not sure what they could add to an already excellent film IMO.
 

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
I'm not sure what they could add to an already excellent film IMO.
the only thing is they could potentially make a lot more $$$$$ from a new reboot
 

muljao

Well-known Member
I'm guessing to change things up they might go with a male & female?

However, if they decided to go with an "ethnic" swap it would just turn out comedic...
Would it be called "face" off then or something else off :(
 

thewhofan

Active Member
I can eat a peach for hours.
 

Fillumgeek

Well-known Member
Not a bad idea actually. Ripe for a remake.

And I may regret saying this but.....why not have two females in the lead. Charlize Theron and.......someone else very tall?
 

gunner84

Well-known Member
One thing that got me with Face Off was the face stroking, it was stupid, people that have watched it will know what I mean.
 

Rambo John J

Distinguished Member
One thing that got me with Face Off was the face stroking, it was stupid, people that have watched it will know what I mean.
as much as I love Face/Off... we mercilessly rip it over that face rubbing every time we watch it :laugh:. It's much more ridiculous than any of the unbelievable OTT action stuff it's packed to the gills with.

I don't see why it couldn't work if they gender swapped it. Hopefully they'll still keep the absolute loon character vs the stop at nothing character dynamic of the original... and that it ends up as a better than average body-swap flick just like the Cage/Travolta version.
Maybe fewer white doves flying around, though. And the occasional reloading of weapons might be nice this time.
 

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
They should reboot it as sequel 'TAKEN/OFF'

 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
I'd much rather see a reboot of Broken Arrow.....
 

Similar threads

Trending threads

Latest news

Netflix to drop support for older Roku players on December 1st
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
AVForums Podcast: 14th October 2019
  • By Phil Hinton
  • Published
Linn unveils Series 3 wireless speaker
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Primare unveils NP5 Prisma network player
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Samsung trademarks Infinity Screen TV display terminology
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published

Latest threads

Top Bottom