That 'Face/Off' Remake is Actually a "Direct Sequel," According to Director Adam Wingard

Well, this changes things considerably.

Yesterday, Deadline reported that Adam Wingard (The Guest, Godzilla vs. Kong) would be co-writing and directing a remake of John Woo’s action classic Face/Off. But after the news started making the rounds, Wingard took to social media to make a significant clarification.

Turns out he’s not working on a Face/Off remake after all. Instead, Wingard refers to the project as a “direct sequel.” Whoa.

Simon Barrett, Wingard’s writing partner who is co-writing this new Face/Off project with him, shed a little bit of light on this situation with the following tweet:

In 2019, we wrote about how Paramount was looking to remake Face/Off with writer Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street, Sonic the Hedgehog). But it seems that version has been abandoned in favor of Wingard and Barrett’s sequel take, which I am incredibly curious about. Will they really be able to create something that feels like it can stand next to Woo’s batshit ’90s classic? That’s a huge ask, and I look forward to finding out if they’re up to the challenge.

While we wait to see what their version will look like, check out this totally ridiculous take on Face/Off 2 that Funny or Die came up with a few years ago.

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