John Woo’s 1997 Film “Face/Off” is Getting a Reboot
Yesterday, Paramount announced that they would be remaking Hong Kong director John Woo’s (吳宇森) 1997 Hollywood action thriller Face/Off <奪面雙雄>. 22 Jump Street screenwriter Oren Uziel will pen the script, but it is unsure if John will direct the film.
Face/Off is the third Hollywood project directed by John after Hard Target <終極標靶> and Broken Arrow <斷箭行動>. It was co-starred by Hollywood’s biggest actors at the time: Nicholas Cage and John Travolta. Golden Globe-award winning movie star Michael Douglas produced the film, which was very popular when it was released. The film raked in US$245 million worldwide.
Coincidentally, John recently announced another one of his representative works The Killer <喋血雙雄> would be remade – into an American version. Actress Lupita Nyong’o will take on the role of the main female character, Jennie, Chow Yun Fat‘s (周潤發) romantic killer in the original movie.
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.