Not feelin’ like GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE is going to be worth your time? Join the club, the line is pretty long. And you probably made your judgment basing it on the first movie, right?! Fair enough. You’ve seen some set photos here from the sequel that’s currently filming in Romania what can we really expect from this installment? Nic Cage talked, via io9 and promised you this..
It is a completely different film. The first one, which I won’t denigrate — I liked the first one, but it was almost like a fairy tale. Almost like a Disney fairy tale interpretation of Faust. This one is completely re-conceived, it’s not even connected to the first one, it’s a different origin sequence. But I think it will be a brand new experience. It has more adrenaline involved in the film making process itself, and in the movie when you see it. Again, I think the stuff we’re able to get into with Ghost Rider is going to be a lot more abstract and not like anything you’ve seen before
Now, GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE is directed by the guys behind Crank movies and Gamer, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.
I’ve met Neveldine and Taylor.. I’ve chatted with actor Clifton Collins, Jr. who’s worked with Neveldine and Taylor on Crank 2… and if you’ve seen featurettes for the movies they’ve done, you’d know that these guys are absolute bananas, they’re insane when it comes to filmmaking, they’d put little cameras on remote car toys or zipline or Neveldine/Taylor would be on rollerblades and shoot the scene themselves.
Nic Cage told Collider that he’s got the same excitement working with those two..
I’m really enjoying my experience with Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. They’re not like anybody I’ve worked with before. They’re total originals. Mark Neveldine is doing things with the camera that are just brand new. He’s on rollerblades. He’s hanging off of wires at 300 feet. He’s just doing things that are combination stuntman and camera operator/director that are quite shocking and quite risky. And Brian Taylor is just a philosopher when it comes to movies. You can talk to him about Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, and you can go into Ishiro Honda’s The War of the Gargantuas, in the same sentence.
In this installment, “Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) is hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil (Ciaran Hinds), who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the boy’s birthday.”… Idris Elba (Takers) will play an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider. Johnny Whitworth (Gamer) plays a criminal who is recruited by the devil (Ciaran Hinds) to find the boy and is later turned into a demonic creature
GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, opens on February 17th, 2012, which is not far different from the theatrical release date of the first installment which was February 16th, 2007.
GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE will be released in both 3D and 2D theaters. The insane duo behind Crank movies Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor direct and they also reworked the script by David Goyer, the movie is shot in 3D with production to start late November in Romania and Turkey
Check out the previous spoiler-filled script review from comicbookmovie for the story