The 1997 film Face/Off is a cult classic and has a huge fan following for anyone who likes action movies. It was announced in February that Paramount Pictures chose Adam Wingard as the director for the upcoming sequel to the original film.
In the original film, John Travolta and Nicholas Cage’s characters swapped personalities by having their faces surgically removed and exchanged with each other. One of the glaring plot holes with the film was about the main characters swapping faces, yet keeping the same bodies.
It seems this mistake will be addressed in the sequel. While speaking to Uproxx, Wingard discussed how he intends to fix the body swapping mistake from the original film.
We try to address that in this film, because also this is over 20 years later from the first movie. So technology in terms of what in the Face/Off world they can do has advanced, and those kinds of things. So we try to make sure that when the stuff comes up, that we’re checking those boxes and making sure that’s addressed. But at the end of the day, it’s like… Yeah, that’s all I’ll say about that, because it’s one of the things. I don’t want to give anything too much away, too early.
Both Travolta and Cage were rumored to be involved in the sequel film. We will have to see when the sequel will release and how it will address the major plot inconsistency from the first film.