So, wondering what we'll be seeing in the Nicolas Cage driven sequel to the misfire that was Ghost Rider written by the Crank duo of Neveldine and Taylor? Other than Cage possibly fighting Dracula, Cage exhibiting more CGI abs, and of course Cage's ludicrously changing hair style? Well, a recent script review is home to some more details. Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Alarm! Shark Alarm!
After this latest news that the Ghost Rider 2 is going to be set in Europe after all and possibly have the Spirit of Vengeance battling vampires, something tells me this sequel is going to be mega oodles of stupid. And with the Crank guys directing it in 3D, I wouldn't be shocked if this movie causes someone watching to actually die from motion sickness.
Ever since Ghost Rider opened in 2007, it seems like the only person clamoring for a sequel has been Nicolas Cage. Now word is coming out that Columbia is so desperate to get a Ghost Rider sequel into production before the franchise rights revert back to Marvel's new owners, Disney, that they may rush it into production with a skull not Cage's bursting into flame.
Last we heard about Ghost Rider 2, David Goyer said he hadn't signed on yet but plans were already under way to base the sequel on a script he had written previously. Now today comes word that he is confirmed as a producer for the next installment and will polish his nine-year-old screenplay (including reworking its hard R-rated nature for a PG-13 rating), and while the continuity won't necessarily get an overhaul, the tone is certainly shifting.
Nicolas Cage has been talking about a Ghost Rider sequel for over a year now (see an earlier story by Foy from 9/4/08) and nobody paid him much mind, but now the trades are getting into the act and throwing around David Goyer's name to boot.
We are big Nicolas Cage fans here at Dread Central? Why? Because he can be a lovable over-acting madman! Recently he sat down with MTV to talk about the sequel to Ghost Rider, which -- if he has his way -- will be more of a reboot than a sequel.
Ah, Nicolas Cage. So wacky, so unpredictable, so old to play Ghost Rider hero Johnny Blaze. Yet, that hasn't stopped him from talking sequel!
I was skeptical of even writing this article since I honestly don't believe a sequel to Ghost Rider (review) will ever actually see the light of day. But since Nic Cage insists on talking it up, even claiming he's spoken to the studio about returning for a sequel, I guess it's news-worthy.
Horror invading your home this Tuesday, June 12th, 2007... Blood & Chocolate (2007) Directed by Katia Van Garnier