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It’s time to put a new face on an old Face/Off.
Yesterday, Deadline reported that the cult favorite John Woo action film starring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta will be rebooted with a new cast.
For the uninitiated, Face/Off is literally about two people who switch faces: a cop and a killer each undergo facial transplant surgery to look like the other.
As we have learned many times before with projects like True Detective and James Bond, the internet loves nothing more than to dream up ideal casts for rebooted IP.
After the news of the reboot broke, Twitter predictably got to work replacing Cage and Travolta with a potential pairs of new face swappers. The suggestions mainly focused on celebrities who look alike, from Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard to Tom Hardy and Logan Marshall-Green.
Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard in FACE/OFF remake. pic.twitter.com/oCZaevlKjR— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) September 10, 2019
My pitch for the FACE/OFF reboot. pic.twitter.com/OSrpBHE0xd— Dan (@Danimalish) September 9, 2019
Cast Dermot Mulroney and Dylan McDermott in the Face/Off remake, you cowards.— Brian Tallerico (@Brian_Tallerico) September 9, 2019
What if the new FACE/OFF was Margot Robbie and Samara Weaving but they just kept their same faces. pic.twitter.com/giSNLtpRHP— Matt McDaniel (@themattmcd) September 9, 2019
Cast Vanessa Kirby and Samara Weaving in the FACE/OFF remake you cowards pic.twitter.com/iC2RfJCvgX— Howlin’ Hollywood Matt Donato (@DoNatoBomb) September 9, 2019
Listen, I don’t WANT a Face/Off remake.— Cameron Frew (@FrewFilm) September 10, 2019
But... if I were to cast it.
Adam Driver and Jake Gyllenhaal.
CHANGE MY MIND. pic.twitter.com/IJ2rRyrQpk
A Face/Off remake you say?? pic.twitter.com/Zk0LCCX4Cd— Marcelo Jack-o'-lantern Pico (@MarceloJPico) September 10, 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
The FACE/OFF remake should star Richard Riehle and Brian Doyle-Murray. pic.twitter.com/obmgxsRTYa— 👻ndy R🐀ttinger Hall🎃ween Editi☠️n (@Rattinger) September 10, 2019
Only time will tell which pair of actors will get the honor of stepping into each other’s face. Though Oren Uziel, writer of 22 Jump Street and the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick is set to write, no other above the line talent has been announced as of yet.
Brenden Gallagher is a politics reporter and cultural commentator. His work has been published by Motherboard, Complex, and VH1. He’s the co-founder of Beer Money Films, an indie production company. Based in Los Angeles, he works in television drama as a writers assistant.