Our prayers for a 'Face/Off' sequel remain unanswered (maybe the harpoon wasn't that lethal?), but wishes for at least Nicolas Cage and John Travolta to go head to head again may still come true. Twice even. According to Vulture, the actors will possibly first co-star in 'Shrapnel,' a cat-and-mouse action thriller about a Bosnian soldier looking to get even on the American who wounded him. Hopefully the "wounded him" part means the guy also took his "face ... off" and stole it, switching it with his own. Doubtful, I know.

The script for 'Shrapnel' is by Evan Daugherty, who also penned the upcoming 'Snow White and the Huntsman' (that's the Kristen Stewart one), and was featured on the 2008 Black List of best unproduced screenplays before landing on John McTiernan's directorial slate last fall. McTiernan has since been sentenced to jail on a perjury charge (currently being appealed), so maybe John Woo can step in? Doubtful, I know. (Woo is better off in China, making good films again.) Someone needs to sign on soon, though, as the film is set to begin shooting in June.
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