Adam Wingard, intervistato di recente per il The Fourth Wall Podcast, racconta il motivo per cui ha deciso di dare un seguito a Face/Off, il film di John Woo del 1997 con Nicholas Cage e John Travolta.
“‘Face/Off’ is one of my favorite films of all time. I mean, like it’s, it’s one of those reference movies that I’ve always used when like I’m working on a film. And if I’m introducing a DP to this type of action that I want to shoot or slow-motion stuff, I’ve always shown them ‘Face/Off’ if they haven’t seen it before.”
“But, you know, for me, it was just a matter of like getting into those characters, and really understanding who those characters are and figuring out like, ‘Okay, we’re not just trying to, like squeak out a sequel for no reason,’ It’s like, where would these characters actually go? And how do we make this a legitimate sequel?”
Ma è possibile che tornino Travolta e Cage?
“And to be honest with you that some of that’s born out of, you know, our ‘Blair Witch’ movie, which I think like, ultimately, we felt like we originally wanted to get Heather Donahue in it. And at the last minute, it turned out that she had zero interest in coming back and ever being associated with ‘Blair Witch’ again. So we always felt like it never totally felt like a real sequel. And people didn’t really accept it as a sequel. And I think that was a big lesson for us. And so when we came into ‘Face/Off,’ we said, ‘Look, I mean, like, the only way that we’re going to do this really is if we get, you know, the original cast.’ I’m not going to say how it works or anything, but like, it’s got to be 100% the real follow up not just like some fan service movie, not just some like ca-ching thing, this has to feel like the ultimate follow up to the original film.”
Il nuovo film di Wingard, Godzilla vs. Kong, debutterà su HBO Max il 31 marzo.