Wingard will write the script with longtime collaborator Simon Barrett. The two have previously worked on the 2016 found footage horror film “Blair Witch,” the 2014 thriller “The Guest” and the 2010 horror “A Horrible Way to Die.”
The original “Face/Off,” an action thriller, was directed by John Woo and starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage as an FBI special agent and a terrorist, respectively. The two arch enemies assume each other’s identity by, as the title suggests, switching faces. Travolta’s FBI agent Sean Archer tracks down Castor Troy (Cage), but Troy is severely injured in a plane crash. Archer then undergoes surgery to replace his face with Troy’s in order to go undercover as a criminal.
The original cast also included Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Dominque Swain,