'Face/Off' Reboot in the Works at Paramount

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'22 Jump Street' scribe Oren Uziel will pen the script.

Paramount is bringing back Face/Off. The high-concept action film is getting a reboot via 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

John Travolta and Nicolas Cage starred in the 1997 action-thriller from John Woo, which centers on two arch enemies exchanging each other's identities (and faces). The story follows FBI agent Sean Archer (Travolta), who is tracking down terrorist Castor Troy (Cage). When Troy boards a plane in Los Angeles that crashes and is severely injured, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy's in order to go undercover as the criminal. In a twist, Troy then awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery give him Archer's face.

Fast and Furious creative Neal Moritz will produce for Paramount, with David Permut serving as executive producer.

Uziel's other credits include The Cloverfield Paradox and Paramount's upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. He also was tapped to pen the second Detective Pikachu movie for Legendary and Warner Bros.

Uziel is repped by WME, Writ Large and Myman Greenspan.