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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Paramount's New "Face/Off"



Paramount will reboot the sci-fi action feature "Face/Off", to be scripted by Oren Uziel ("The Cloverfield Paradox"), that will present a challenge to the main actors, who will have to switch identities as well as John Travolta and Nicolas Cage did in the original 1997 feature directed by John Woo:


"...'Sean Archer' (Travolta) is an 'FBI' agent obsessed with capturing 'Castor Troy' (Cage), a ruthless lowlife who years before accidentally killed Archer's son.


"Archer's single-minded pursuit of Troy has caused serious harm to his marriage, but Archer thinks the light may have appeared at the end of the tunnel when a seriously wounded Troy is captured in a bloody shootout. 


"However, it turns out that Troy has planted a time bomb, with a biological payload that could destroy the entire city of Los Angeles -- and Troy isn't about to say where it is.


"The only other person who knows the bomb's location is Troy's brother, 'Pollux' (Alessandro Nivola), who is no more helpful than Castor. 


"FBI scientists hatch a plan: they have developed an experimental surgery which would allow them to graft Troy's face temporarily on Archer's head and allow him to question Pollux as if he were his brother. 


"But after Archer has taken Troy's face, Troy regains consciousness and forces the doctors to give him Archer's face. 


"Now the criminal mastermind has the FBI at his disposal, and the lawman is underground with few places to turn..."


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