Is a Ghost Rider sequel finally going to happen? After years of Nicolas Cage talking about his commitment to said project, it looks as though Sony has finally decided on a director… or should I say, directors. If Heat Vision has it right, Crank and Crank: High Voltage duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor will be bringing their unique brand of high-octane action to the continuing story of Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance with the project going before cameras later this year.
Although the plot details are currently being kept on the down low, the script was written by David S. Goyer, who executive produced the first Ghost Rider movie. Neveldine and Taylor have the option to do a rewrite if they so choose, but Mark Steven Johnson, who wrote and directed the first movie, will not be involved (which is probably a good thing). Sony is reportedly moving fast on this project, because they run the risk of losing the rights if they don’t get it into production soon.
I wasn’t a big fan of Ghost Rider, but I do appreciate the fact that it’s an opportunity for Nicolas Cage to ham it up. Similarly, I haven’t been a huge fan of Neveldine and Taylor’s previous work, but I’m curious to see what they can bring to the table. Then again, I also said that about Gamer, and look how that turned out. Either way, they were in talks for Jonah Hex at one point, and this seems like the next logical comic book property for them to dig into. Are you looking forward to a second Ghost Rider film? Does the Neveldine/Taylor factor make you more or less interested?