Wingard will also co-write the script alongside long time collaborator Simon Barrett. Neal Moritz will produce the remake for Paramount, and David Permut will executive produce. None of the original cast are expected to return.
The original film saw John Travolta and Nicolas Cage star alongside each other as an FBI special agent and a terrorist. The two arch-enemies assume each other’s identity by 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 film also starred Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Dominque Swain, Nick Cassavetes, Harve Presnell, Colm Feore, and John Carroll Lynch.