Stuntman Johnny Blaze has given up his soul to become a fire-breathing vigilante. But Johnny is called out of hiding when he is recruited to save a boy from Satan. Seeking to end his curse, Johnny does battle with the devil’s minions.
Starring Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds and Idris Elba.
Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.
Written by Scott M. Gimple and Seth Hoffman.
Produced by Michael De Luca and Steven Paul. Genre: Comic Book Horror Action Thriller.
Somehow I missed out on the millions of voices screaming for a sequel to Nicolas Cage’s 2007 Ghost Rider movie. The original wasn’t exactly well received by fans, but it must have made enough money to convince the Producers to give it another go in a “bigger” and more “showy” version. I liked the first Ghost Rider well enough, so I’ll admit when I saw the trailer, I was pretty excited to see this.
If you loved the manic energy and subversive style of the Crank movies – and the dark satire of Gamer, for that matter – then you’ll love this: according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog, the co-directors of those films, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, are in talks to direct Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Nicholas Cage is in early talks to star in the sequel as well.